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Albanus lacus

Albanus lacus  

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‘Alban Lake’, a crater lake in the Albanus mons near Rome. Its wooded banks in imperial times were studded with villas, e.g. Domitian's. Lacking natural outlets, its waters reach the ...
aqueduct

aqueduct  

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[MC]An artificial conduit used to supply water to a city from a source some distance away.
economy, Hellenistic

economy, Hellenistic  

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The regions brought under the control of the Hellenistic kingdoms showed little economic unity or uniformity. Land-use systems ranged from irrigation regimes in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and parts of Iran ...
Greek agriculture

Greek agriculture  

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Life in historical Greece was sustained by barley and wheat, sown mostly in the autumn as field crops dependent on rainfall between autumn and spring. Cultivation with a simple wooden plough (ard), ...
irrigation

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Dominic W. Rathbone

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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*Mesopotamia (*Babylonia) and *Egypt were the main areas of the ancient world where agriculture depended on irrigation from a river rather than rainfall, although irrigated pasture and ... More
Moeris

Moeris  

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The classical name for the lake (mod. Birket Qārūn) lying in the northern section of the Fayūm depression, south-west of Cairo. The Fayūm, and so ultimately Lake Moeris, which forms ...
olive

olive  

[Sp]An evergreen tree (Olea) that produces a small oval oil‐producing fruit. Grown around the Mediterranean from the 3rd millennium bc onwards, the cultivated variety (Olea europaea) is believed to ...

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