Olive Cultivation in Ancient Greece: Seeking the Ancient Economy

Hardcover | September 20, 2007

byLin Foxhall

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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 thecultivation 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.

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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 thecultivation and processing of the olive in c...

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

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:September 20, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198152884

ISBN - 13:9780198152880

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Wealthy Households: Theory, Sources, Methodology3. The Agricultural Holdings of Large-Scale Households4. The Domestic Consumption of Olive Oil5. Cultivating the Olive6. Processing Olives7. Arboriculture and Ornamental Gardens in Ancient Greece8. Conclusions