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date: 26 September 2020

food supply 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

For Greek city‐states of the Archaic and Hellenistic periods the ethos of autarky dominated the ideology of food supply. Few Greek cities ever outgrew the food production capacities of their territory, and the small number which did responded by intensifying production. This is well documented in the case of Athens. However, most Greek states operated in politically and environmentally unstable conditions. Weather (... ...

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