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baking, Roman

Jared T. Benton.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; History of Science and Technology; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 3384 words.

The earliest Roman bakers almost certainly made bread for their own households, but not for sale to the public. Pliny the Elder tells us in his Natural History (18.28) that among the quirites of...

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glass

Frederick Norman Pryce and Michael Vickers.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; History of Science and Technology; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 526 words.

Glass (ὕαλος (also 'rock crystal'), vitrum). The art of producing a vitreous surface on stone, powdered quartz (faience), or clay was known in pre-dynastic Egypt and passed to Crete during the second...

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