Olive Cultivation in Ancient Greece (inbunden)
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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.
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Gerald Cadogan, The Anglo-Hellenic Review Packed with judicious, commonsensical observations, and founded as much on sweaty survey work in the field as on library lucubration, here is a comprehensive, engaging and exceptionally clear account of olive production

David W. Tandy, Europe: Ancient and Medieval Foxhall does a terrific job... The volume is amply illustrated with helpful archaeological plans and photographs whose content is actually discernible

Bradley A. Ault American Journal of Archaeology Foxhall's much-anticipated monograph on Greek oleo-culture is a throughly informative and provocative work that now ranks among the most important treatments of the subject.

Jean-Pierre Brun Antiquity ...this original work, matured over time, is based on a deep knowledge of Greece and its olive production.

D. Brent Sandy, The Bulletin of the American Society of Papapyrologists thorough and enlightening at every step of the way

Walter Scheidel, Times Literary Supplement ...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

Bryn Mawr Classical Review ...a groundbreaking book.

David Mattingly, Agricultural History Review an outstanding and transcendent piece of research. It is also a fascinating work to read and engage with.

J.G. Manning, Classical Review This is an important volume, one that perhaps [Foxhall] alone could have produced, and it is to be welcomed.

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<br>Lin Foxhall is Professor of Greek Archaeology and History at the University of Leicester.<br>


1. Introduction; 2. Wealthy Households: Theory, Sources, Methodology; 3. The Agricultural Holdings of Large-Scale Households; 4. The Domestic Consumption of Olive Oil; 5. Cultivating the Olive; 6. Processing Olives; 7. Arboriculture and Ornamental Gardens in Ancient Greece; 8. Conclusions