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baking, Roman  

Jared T. Benton

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Nov 2016
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 ... More

glass  

Frederick Norman Pryce and Michael Vickers

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Dec 2015
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 ... More

silver  

Frederick Norman Pryce, John Boardman, and Michael Vickers

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Mar 2016
While *gold could be easily obtained from alluvial deposits by washing, silver had to be extracted by regular mining processes. The *Phoenicians are said to have been the first to bring silver into ... More

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