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Northern Gaul :
Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 page 109
617  Ettlinger, E, 'How was Arretine Ware sold?', Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, Acta XXV/XXVI, 1987, 5-19.
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An imaginative (but realistic!) view of how trade in Arretine ware was developed with the expansion of the Empire to the north. While our knowledge from other sources is relatively slim, the study of the distribution and chronology of the wares and the stamps can used remarkably effectively to show the relative independence of particular potters, in terms of their marketing methods. That some obviously sold only to local markets, while others sold to long-distance merchants, can be seen through their comparative distributions, which tended to be either fairly scattered, in Italy and southern Gaul. or concentrated, in northern Gaul and Germany. This is an important paper for all students of marketing and trade.
     
   
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