chapter  4
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The excavations at Pompeii have produced tens of thousands of artefacts, many of them produced locally, but many also coming from other parts of the empire or even beyond. At the same time items produced at or near Pompeii found their way to sites elsewhere. Within the city itself there is plentiful evidence of workshops and market gardening. This raises the questions: what does all this evidence amount to and how should we characterise the economy of Pompeii?