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Trees,Wood and Timber in Greek History
     

Trees,Wood and Timber in Greek History

by Oliver Rackham
 

This lecture was delivered at New College, Oxford on 10th May 1999. It focuses on the presence and meaning of trees within the Greek landscape, raising questions as to how much of the land was forested, and how the ancients viewed and used trees, such as for fuel, in building domestic structures, temples, ships and boats. Rackham draws on the written sources of the

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This lecture was delivered at New College, Oxford on 10th May 1999. It focuses on the presence and meaning of trees within the Greek landscape, raising questions as to how much of the land was forested, and how the ancients viewed and used trees, such as for fuel, in building domestic structures, temples, ships and boats. Rackham draws on the written sources of the time, with references found in poetry, philosophical works and inscriptions, and on 'field evidence'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780904920413
Publisher:
Leopard's Head Press
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
J.L. Meyers Memorial Lecture Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.12(d)

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