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Author Shaw, Brent D.

Title Bringing in the sheaves : economy and metaphor in the Roman world / Brent D. Shaw
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 456 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Robson classical lectures
Robson classical lectures.
Contents 1 Under the Burning Sun -- 2 Primus in arvis/First in the Fields -- 3 Sickle and Scythe/Man and Machine -- 4 The Grim Reapers -- 5 Blade of Vengeance -- Appendix 1 : Harvesting contracts from Roman Egypt and Italy -- Appendix 2 : The Maktar harvester inscription: text and commentary -- Appendix 3 : The Gallo-Roman reaping machines: iconographic data
Summary The work features an edition of the reaper inscription, and a commentary on it. It is also lavishly illustrated to demonstrate the important iconic and pictorial dimensions of the story
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Labor -- Rome -- History.
Romans -- Agriculture -- Africa, North -- Biography.
Wheat -- Harvesting -- Economic aspects -- Rome -- History.
Wheat -- Harvesting -- Social aspects -- Rome -- History.
Wheat -- Harvesting -- Rome -- History.
Africa, North -- History -- To 647.
Rome -- Economic conditions.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442661593 (electronic bk.)
9781442661592 (electronic bk.)