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Gendering the production and consumption of wine and olive oil in ancient Greece

by Elliott, Lisa Marie.

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GENDERING THE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF WINE AND OLIVE OIL IN ANCIENT GREECE by Lisa Marie Elliott A thesis which examines the ways production and consumption of wine and olive oil in ancient Greece was gendered from the Early Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Period. The paper is divided into two large sections. The first examines the social and political institutions of the Early Bronze Age and Archaic Period which influence the production and consumption of wine and olive oil by men and women. The second section examines how those same institutions changed in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods. In conclusion, by the Classical Period, both the production and the consumption of wine and olive oil became sexed. Production of wine and oil became controlled by men and the consumption of wine became regulated based directly on sex, but the consumption of olive oil remained unrestricted.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:olive oil wine ancient greece gender early bronze age industry and making sex role

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