Ancient Greek Agriculture, by Isager,Signe
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- ISBN: 9780415001649 | 0415001641
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 10/22/1992
Scholars have long believed agriculture to be the main economic base of Ancient Greece, and until now, this view remained uncontested.Ancient Greek Agricultureexamines the art of cultivation, the tools, the technique, the plants cultivated and the animals raised. In light of the fact that Greek agriculture in the period of the city-states was rather primitive, the authors question whether agriculture was, in fact, the main source of wealth in Ancient Greece. Ancient Greek Agriculturerelies upon the close study of contemporary Greek sources--literary as well as archaeological--and in this way avoids the use of Roman sources and other materials from a later period.