This course is designed to provide advanced undergraduates with a broad overview of the economy of the Roman Empire. It is organized around a series of weekly topics that will be explored through readings selected to provide students with exposure to the theory, evidence, and methods currently being employed by historians and archaeologists to investigate that particular aspect of the Roman economy. The weekly topic will be developed in a lecture presented during the Tuesday class meeting supplemented by the reading of one or two articles or book chapters. Most weeks the Thursday class meeting will be devoted to the student-led critical discussion of one or two articles or book chapters that bear on the weekly topic. Students will complete two take-home projects designed to provide them with experience in the analysis and interpretation of archaeological and textual data bearing on the Roman economy.