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For our present purposes, let us note that large-scale trade dishonours no one; it is a quaestus as defensible as the artes liberales of the doctor or architect, one that is potentially highly respectable if one proves, by abandoning it, that one is free of the defects of traders and is capable of preferring the noblest source of riches, agriculture. 65 Whatever the case may be, though, it is not seemly for senators to engage in it. TH E SE C RE C Y T HE O R Y The most widely held view is that, despite this, senators did engage in it, breaching the social taboo and getting round the only law that could hinder 62 See p.

Fronto was born in Cirta in Numidia; the family appears to have had connections neither with Spain nor with trade. In addition, the same name figures in another inscription, atypical this time, in red letters of different appearance, discovered ‘some distance away from the previous one’. Inscriptions in red seem to mean not traders, but rather consignees. 51 The inscription on the bellies of Dressel 20 amphorae means the owner of the oil at the time of lading, normally a trader, but in rare cases a customer who has bought at source via an agent and is now having the amphorae conveyed to his residence.

53 The fact is that, if Louis Robert’s conclusion is sound,54 this would be not only the most clearly established case of it but also the only one in which there is participation in transport by sea. 55 As such, they would contravene custom and propriety; and they should be added to the three exceptions to the principle of separation between production and large-scale trade offered by the ‘trading landowners’ of Baetica. 51 53 54 55 52 See p. 81. Robert (1968: 598–9). D’Arms (1981: 158); Pleket (1983: 137; 1984: 14).

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