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Human landscapes in classical antiquity : environment and culture / / edited by Graham Shipley and John Salmon

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Titolo: Human landscapes in classical antiquity : environment and culture / / edited by Graham Shipley and John Salmon Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: London ; ; New York : , : Routledge, , 1996
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (359 p.)
Disciplina: 304.2/0938
Soggetto topico: Ecology - Greece - History
Ecology - Rome - History
Human ecology - Greece - History
Human ecology - Rome - History
Landscapes - Greece - History
Landscapes - Rome - History
Soggetto geografico: Greece Civilization
Rome Civilization
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Altri autori: ShipleyGraham  
SalmonJ. B  
Note generali: First issued in paperback 2010.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Nota di contenuto: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; Notes on contributors; Preface; List of abbreviations; Ancient history and landscape histories; Ecology and pseudo-ecology: the example of ancient Greece; Feeling the earth move: cultivation techniques on steep slopes in classical antiquity; The uses of the uncultivated landscape in modern Greece: a pointer to the value of the wilderness in antiquity?; The countryside in classical Greek drama, and isolated farms in dramatic landscapes; Ancient hunting: from Homer to Polybios; Where was the 'wilderness' in Roman times?
Rome and the management of water: environment, culture and powerFirst fruit? The olive in the Roman world; Barren fields? Landscapes and settlements in late Roman and post-Roman Italy; Nature and views of her landscapes in Pliny the Elder; Cosmic sympathies: nature as the expression of divine purpose; Index
Sommario/riassunto: Human Landscapes in Classical Antiquity shows how today's environmental and ecological concerns can help illuminate our study of the ancient world. The contributors consider how the Greeks and Romans perceived their natural world, and how their perceptions affected society. The effects of human settlement and cultivation on the landscape are considered, as well as the representation of landscape in Attic drama. Various aspects of farming, such as the use of terraces and the significance of olive growing are examined. The uncultivated landscape was also important: hunting was a key soc
Titolo autorizzato: Human landscapes in classical antiquity  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-134-84165-5
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910455458103321
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Serie: Leicester-Nottingham studies in ancient society ; ; v. 6.