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wealth, attitudes to  

John Davies

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Ancient Economy
Classical societies developed a range of responses to the universal ambition of individuals to amass property and possessions. One extreme response, characteristic of societies where the wealthy had ... More

wealth, Roman attitudes towards  

Gloria Vivenza and Neville Morley

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Nov 2017
Roman attitudes to wealth were complex and sometimes ambivalent. Wealth was an essential basis for political and social life, but also a topic of extensive debate, which focused on the ... More

wetlands (bog, marsh)  

Giusto Traina

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Apr 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Ancient Economy, Ancient Geography
The most common words to designate a marsh, a swamp, or a bog are helos in ancient Greek and palus in Latin; beside these terms, less common words were also employed. Literary and ... More

wine, Greek and Roman  

Dimitri van Limbergen

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Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Ancient Economy
Grape cultivation reached Greece towards the end of the 3rd millennium bce, and Italy around the beginning of the 1st millennium bce. From the 8th century bce onward, systematic viticulture ... More

wool  

J. P. Wild

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Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Ancient Economy
Wool (ἔριονlana), the principal textile fibre of the Mediterranean region, was taken from the coat of the European domestic sheep, descendant of the wild mouflon of western Asia. (Goat- and ... More

zeugitai  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme, Theodore John Cadoux, and P. J. Rhodes

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Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Ancient Economy, Greek Law
Zeugitai (from zeugos, ‘yoke’), at Athens, Solon's third property class, said (perhaps by false analogy with *pentakosiomedimnoi) to comprise men whose land yielded between 200 and 300 ... More

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