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dc.contributor.advisorSchiefsky, Mark John
dc.contributor.advisorThomas, Richard F.
dc.contributor.authorBertoni, Daniel Robert
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T14:30:22Z
dash.embargo.terms2016-06-04en_US
dash.embargo.terms2016-06-04
dc.date.issued2014-06-06
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationBertoni, Daniel Robert. 2014. The Cultivation and Conceptualization of Exotic Plants in the Greek and Roman Worlds. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11448en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12269841
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is an investigation into how plants provide a way to explore cultural interactions between Greece and Rome and the east. I use India, a region that remained consistently exotic to most Greeks and Romans throughout antiquity, as a test case to examine how eastern plants were received and integrated into Greek and Roman culture. Throughout I use my test case as a focus and as an object of comparison: India is a constant reminder of what was conceptualized as exotic. My methodology is primarily "plants in text," an approach that incorporates both the physical reality of plants for sale at the market as well as the imagined flora that grows at the end of the earth. The results of this inquiry show the value of investigating the cultural importance of plants and the mental constructs that surround them in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Classicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectClassical studiesen_US
dc.subjectClassical literatureen_US
dc.subjectHistory of scienceen_US
dc.subjectCognitive geographyen_US
dc.subjectCultural historyen_US
dc.subjectExotic plantsen_US
dc.subjectGreece and Rome and Indiaen_US
dc.subjectHistory of botanyen_US
dc.subjectTheophrastusen_US
dc.titleThe Cultivation and Conceptualization of Exotic Plants in the Greek and Roman Worldsen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorBertoni, Daniel Robert
dc.date.available2016-06-04T07:30:54Z
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineThe Classicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDench, Emmaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPatil, Parimalen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedBertoni, Daniel Robert


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