Thesis ID: CBB215221359

Olives in the Mountains: A Case Study of the Roman City of Sagalassos (2021)


Elton, Hugh (Advisor)
Josh England (Author)

Elton, Hugh
Trent University (Canada)
Publication date: 2021
Language: English

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 198

Olives have been grown in the Mediterranean region for millennia and have been a staple crop in many of its cultures. This was never more true than during the Hellenistic (323 – 133 BC) and Roman (133 BC – AD 450) periods in the Mediterranean. This thesis examines the territory of the Roman city of Sagalassos in the region of Pisidia, modern province of Burdur, and determines if olives could have been cultivated in the territory. While there have been studies that state olives were cultivated in the territory during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, modern farmers as well as agronomic manuals state that such growth is not possible. This thesis present data that indicates that olives were grown in the territory of Sagalassos, but also examines the conditions olives require to grow and if such conditions existed in Pisidia. Through this I will be able to conclude whether the past presentation of data has does indeed prove that olives were grown within the territory of Sagalassos.

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Bess, Jennifer
Bray, Francesca
Dodds, Ben
Newfield, Timothy P.
Ross, Corey
Swanson, Drew A.
Agricultural History
Journal of Global History
Agricultural History Review
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Berghahn Books
Bromyard & District Local History Society
Oxford University Press
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Economic botany; plant cultivation; horticulture
Climate and climatology
Food and foods
Science and society
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
20th century, early
Mediterranean region
United States
West Africa
United States. Office of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Plant Industry (United States)

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