Agricultural Implements of the Roman World

Voorkant
Cambridge University Press, 26 aug. 2010 - 266 pagina's
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Most of the inhabitants of the Roman world lived by farming. The kinds of farming they practised varied as Roman domination spread north of the Alps. This book deals with the tools they used, in all their variety, and with the way they used them. It describes in detail agricultural implements, both simple and complex, from shovels, spades, saws and sickles to ploughs, harrows and reaping machines. Each description carries full references to the sources of information, including allusions in literature and the evidence of monuments and mosaics. The book ends with a catalogue raisonnť of the implements illustrated in the text. The author uses practical knowledge of agriculture, as well as learning, to identify and interpret the objects under examination; this is, literally, scholarship brought down to earth.
 

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Spades and Shovels
17
Mattocks Hoes and Axes
36
Knives Sickles Hooks and Scythes
69
Forks
104
Saws
116
Ploughs
123
Harrows
146
Drags and Threshing Machines
152
A List of implements discussed with names of authors in whose
195
Agricultural implements and operations depicted in mosaics
201
p Servius and Schoi Dan on Vergil G 1 170 fF
212
General Index
221
List of Greek Words
227
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