Farm Equipment of the Roman World

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This book is a companion volume to K. D. White's Agricultural Implements of the Roman World (Cambridge University Press, 1967). He deals here with equipment and instruments which were for the most part used in processing and storage as opposed to cultivation. Each item is described in detail and there are abundant references to sources, literary and archaeological. The volume is amply illustrated. As before, Professor White has unearthed a wealth of information of special value to archaeologists, lexicographers and historians of technology. His discussions of the use made of the articles catalogued have a broader human interest and throw illuminating sidelights on the social and economic life of the Roman world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521134231
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 548,584
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; Abbreviations; Part I: 1. Rolling, stamping and grinding equipment; 2. Vine-props; 3. Fencing; 4. Rope, cordage and netting; 5. Measuring instruments; 6. Water-raising devices; Part II. Equipment made of Basketry: Introduction; 7. Hard basketry; 8. Soft basketry; Part III. Utensils Made of Earthenware, Stone, Metal, Wood and Leather; Part IV. Miscellaneous; Conclusion; Appendices; Select bibliography; General index; Index of Greek words; Index of Latin words; List of passages cited.
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