Agricultural practices and countryside in classical Greece

Demirciler, Volkan
The subject of this study is the rural settlements in Classical Greece. There is no doubt that there were various factors determined the ancient settlement patterns in Greek countryside. Geographical conditions, socio-economic and political structures can be regarded as major significant factors behind the settlement practices of ancient societies. In this study the relationships between agricultural system and rural settlements of Classical Greece will be examined.


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Citation Formats
V. Demirciler, “Agricultural practices and countryside in classical Greece,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.