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A significant other to activity and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity provides a chain of essays that observe a socio-historical standpoint to myriad points of historical recreation and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire

• contains contributions from more than a few overseas students with numerous Classical antiquity specialties
• is going past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to check game in towns and territories during the Mediterranean basin
• contains a number of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and an in depth index to extend accessibility and help researchers

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C. -P. ), La Production du vin et de l’huile en Me´diterrane´e (Bulletin de Correspondance Helle´nique, Suppl. 26) (Athens and Paris, 1993). See further CS 209–20. 64 See D. Zohary and M. Hopf, Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The Origin and Spread of Cultivated Plants in West Asia, Europe and the Nile Valley (note the choice of area) 3rd edn. (Oxford, 2000); and cf. CS 210, 262. 65 CS 213. CS 211–20 discusses the implications of widespread vine and olive cultivation. 66 Which may suggest that a practice can be distinctive but at the same time not defining.

8, 21, 82, 102, 105, 108. -C. -P. ), La Production du vin et de l’huile en Me´diterrane´e (Bulletin de Correspondance Helle´nique, Suppl. 26) (Athens and Paris, 1993). See further CS 209–20. 64 See D. Zohary and M. Hopf, Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The Origin and Spread of Cultivated Plants in West Asia, Europe and the Nile Valley (note the choice of area) 3rd edn. (Oxford, 2000); and cf. CS 210, 262. 65 CS 213. CS 211–20 discusses the implications of widespread vine and olive cultivation.

58, viii. , it refers to the wider world, and in iii. 37 and elsewhere the Mediterranean world is he kath’hemas oikoumene. For the view that civilization centres around the Mediterranean see Strabo ii. 122. The Mediterranean and Ancient History 17 an attitude’ towards ecology, Rackham understandably replied ‘I do not know’,45 and proceeded to point out the methodological difficulties. For the Roman period, there is at least a competent study by P. 46 But the main question to start from, I suppose, is how people treated the natural world when the available technology provided them with choices, or seemed to do so.

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