The Production and Use of Vegetable Oils in Ptolemaic Egypt

BASP Suppl. No. 6
Volume 6
DB Sandy


How vegetable oils, a dietary staple, were produced and used in Ptolemaic Egypt is considered in this volume. The Ptolemaic revenue laws and the Zenon archive provide a substantial amount of the information, and this is supplemented with literary sources and studies of oil production in premodern societies.

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