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Olive Cultivation in Ancient Greece

Seeking the Ancient Economy

Olive Cultivation in Ancient Greece
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An examination of olive cultivation as a way of understanding ancient Greek agriculture in its landscape, economic, social, and political settings. Lin Foxhall 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. - ;Lin Foxhall explores the cultivation of the olive as an extended case study for understanding ancient Greek agriculture in its landscape, economic, social, and political settings. Evidence from written sources, archaeology, and visual images is assembled to focus on what was special about the cultivation and processing of the olive in classical and archaic Greece, and how and why these practices differed from Roman ones. This investigation opens up new ways of thinking about the

economies of the archaic and classical Greek world. - ;...this original work, matured over time, is based on a deep knowledge of Greece and its olive production. - Jean-Pierre Brun Antiquity;...a straightforward and technical study of cultivation and processing...Yet at the same time designed as a case study to shed light on more general characteristics of the pre-Hellenistic Greek economy - Walter Scheidel, Times Literary Supplement;an outstanding and transcendent piece of research. It is also a fascinating work to read and engage with. - David Mattingly, Agricultural History Review

Oxford University Press, UK; September 2007
313 pages; ISBN 9780191518416
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