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Olive cultivation in ancient Greece : seeking the ancient economy

Author: Lin Foxhall
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of olive cultivation as a way of understanding ancient Greek agriculture in its different settings. The author assembles evidence from written sources, archaeology, and visual images. Her investigation opens up new ways of thinking about the economies of the archaic and classical Greek world.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lin Foxhall
ISBN: 0198152884 9780198152880
OCLC Number: 144771579
Description: xvii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Wealthy households: theory, sources, methodology --
3. Agricultural holdings of large-scale households --
4. Domestic consumption of olive oil --
5. Cultivating the olive --
6. Processing olives --
7. Arboriculture and ornamental gardens in ancient Greece --
8. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Lin Foxhall.
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