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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).
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Hollander, David B., "Book Review: Olive Cultivation in Ancient Greece. By Lin Foxhall" (2009). History Publications. 108.