Grain Mills and Flour in Classical Antiquity


New hardback with fine dust cover Pp.xxvii,230. 16 plates. 16 text figures. 17 tables.

Beginning with a review of the milling implements and equipment of Greece and Rome, this study argues that the grain-mill underwent two fundamental changes in its history and that one of these – the invention of the rotary mill – took place in classical antiquity at a time much later than used to be believed. The second part of the study deals with the meal and flour used for bread, ending with a detailed analysis of the relevant evidence described in the eighteenth book of Pliny s Natural History .

A reprint of the 1958 edition (2002) by Oxford University Press

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  • Author(s): Moritz, L A
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication year: 2002
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