Weekend Witness - - Classifieds -

AUC­TION his­tory can be traced back to the an­cient Ro­mans. It is said that goods were auc­tioned in the “atrium auc­tionar­ium”. Auc­tion his­tory tells tales of the trad­ing com­pris­ing four en­ti­ties; the buyer, the seller, the auc­tion­eer and the pro­moter. Through the ages, of auc­tion his­tory it seems that lit­tle has changed.

Auc­tions are still per­formed in the same way to­day. The items be­ing traded have changed, how­ever.

In the year 193 CE, it is said that the en­tire Ro­man Em­pire was put up for auc­tion!

— ag­o­nist.org.

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