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The ‘Queen of All Trees’: The Olive in Late Antique Agriculture

Michael Decker

in Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 examines the cultivation of the olive tree. Oil was universally consumed and was a critical fuel, medicinal base, and lubricant. The characteristics of olive production are described and ... More


Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Michael Decker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This work examines the mechanisms of cultivation of the three major crops of the ‘Mediterranean triad’ (grain, wine, and olive oil) during the 4th through 7th centuries AD along the coastlands of the ... More


Trade, Agriculture, and the Economy of the Late Antique East

Michael Decker

in Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 8 details the trade in those products discussed above. As the conditions that rendered surplus production not only likely, but integral to the functioning of the late antique economy, the ... More


The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665723
eISBN:
9780191751172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665723.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book presents an introduction and nine chapters discussing methods of analysing the organisation and performance of the agrarian sector of the economy of the Mediterranean world under Roman ... More


Agricultural Production in the Hinterland of Rome: Wine and Olive Oil

Annalisa Marzano

in The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665723
eISBN:
9780191751172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665723.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the intensity and organisation of wine and olive oil production in the suburbium of Rome, by analysing the distribution of 169 oil and wine presses in the region. The density of ... More


Capital Investment and Agriculture: Multi-Press Facilities from Gaul, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Black Sea Region

Annalisa Marzano

in The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665723
eISBN:
9780191751172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665723.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter extends the analysis of oil and wine presses as indicators of capital investment in agricultural crop processing to three areas with large-scale production facilities: Gaul, Iberia, and ... More


Mediterranean Sponge Cake

Cristina de Lorenzo and Sergio Laguarda

in The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents a sponge cake recipe with a Mediterranean twist. The classic sponge cake calls for a mixture of nearly equal parts flour, sugar, eggs, and butter, each of which plays a role in ... More


Food in the Biblical Era

Elaine Adler Goodfriend

in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899333
eISBN:
9781479893133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The principal foods of the ancient Israelites during the thousand years from 1200 BCE to the second century BCE were like those of other Mediterranean peoples. Grains, wine, and olive oil were the ... More


The African Boom: The Origins of Economic Growth in Roman North Africa

Matthew S. Hobson

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the literary, archaeological, and epigraphic evidence for economic and social change in North Africa during the Roman period. The evidence for the increased exportation of ... More


Incorporation through Routine: The Power of Everyday Life

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Discussions of daily life in the Roman army almost invariably focus on the duties performed by soldiers, on the changing of the guard, the detailing of patrols, and the on-going cycle of training. ... More


The Economic Integration of Italy

Saskia T. Roselaar

in Italy's Economic Revolution: Integration and Economy in Republican Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198829447
eISBN:
9780191867965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829447.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 discusses economic change in Italy. It investigates economic activities carried out by the Italians independently from Roman interference. Many Italians were quick to take advantage of the ... More


Botanical and Archaeological Dimensions of the Colonial Encounter

Ramon Buxó

in Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia: Phoenician, Greek, and Indigenous Relations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226148472
eISBN:
9780226148489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148489.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The evolution of Iberian society cannot be understood without an emphasis on the encounter with colonial cultures, Phoenician and Greek, that established colonies along the Mediterranean zone of the ... More


Behind the Atlantic Expansion: Flemish Trade Connections of Seville in 1620

Eberhard Crailsheim

in Maritime History as Global History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497339
eISBN:
9781786944511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter studies the commercial networks through which maritime traders on foreign soil connected with the global world of business. Using French and Flemish settlers in Seville in 1620, it ... More


The Ancient Near East

Peter Mitchell

in The Donkey in Human History: An Archaeological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749233
eISBN:
9780191916984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749233.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Zooarchaeology

The donkey was domesticated from the African wild ass in Northeast Africa some 7–6,000 years ago. This chapter looks at what happened when donkeys turned right and exited Africa into Asia. Though ... More


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