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(Mis)management of Roman groves

Fox, A. ORCID: (2023) (Mis)management of Roman groves. Classical Quarterly. ISSN 1471-6844 (In Press)

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The management and mismanagement of Roman groves was a dangerous issue, and intentional and unintentional violations of these spaces could be severely punished. In spite of this, groves remained loosely defined by Romans and their boundaries were commonly misunderstood, a confusion that has continued into modern scholarship, where groves are understood as either a clearing in a wood or a dark space lit by artificial lighting. This article takes up this discussion, and explores the nature of a grove as a well-attested space of ancient forest management that influences later conversations on the nature of wooded spaces in more recent periods.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:115658
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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