Food for the Gods: New Light on the Ancient Incense Trade

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David Peacock, David Williams
Oxbow, 2007 - Business & Economics - 151 pages
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The story of incense is one of the most intriguing in both eastern and western culture. From the first millennium BC to the present day, it has been sought after and valued on a par with precious metals or gems. Although incense was a luxury, it was consumed in prodigious quantities by the ancient world, in temples and at funerals, but also in private homes. The papers in this volume look at the role of incense, primarily - though not exclusively - during the Roman period. It is hoped that they will provide a starting point for further research into this important, but neglected, area of social and economic archaeology.

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Contents

Basalt as Ships Ballast and the Roman Incense Trade
28
The Port of Qana and the Incense Trade
71
Frankincense in the Triangular IndoArabianRoman
112
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About the author (2007)

David Peacock, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, is a creative director and partner in an advertising agency in Toronto. In his evenings and weekends, David has previously illustrated several other children's books, including The Great Canadian Alphabet Book for Hounslow Press but The Sea Serpent of Grenadier Pong is the first children's book that he has both illustrated and written. He hopes that you have as much reading this book as he had creating it.

DAVID WILLIAMS is the Price Waterhouse Professor of International Business Taxation at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

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