Campus Units

History

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Journal or Book Title

Agricultural History

Volume

83

Issue

2

First Page

280

Last Page

281

Abstract

Lin Foxhall is among the foremost authorities on ancient agriculture and, with Olive Cultivation in Ancient Greece, she continues her practice of making important contributions to that field and also to ancient economic history. Foxhall insists on examining the ecological and cultural context in which agriculture takes place, so her study is not narrowly focused on olive cultivation but looks at olive and olive oil were produced. Foxhall provides background information about the olive tree and also lays out the parameters of her study. She is concerned with "the place of the olive in the agricultural regimes and economies of Classical, and to the much lesser extent, Archaic Greece, between the sixth and third centuries BCE" (1).

Comments

This book review is published as Hollander, D.B., Olive Cultivation in Ancient Greece. By Lin Foxhall., Agricultural History. 2009 83(2); 280-281. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Agricultural History Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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