Classical Heredity in the Roman and Medieval Worlds

Domestication Practices Across History is a reading group hosted by gloknos throughout the 2019/20 academic year. This group meets every fortnight during Michaelmas and Lent term from 15:00 - 17:00, in the CRASSH Meeting Room, inside the Alison Richard Building.

This week, the group are meeting to discuss the following:

Michaelmas Term - 18 November 2019

Jared Secord, ‘Overcoming Environmental Determinism: Introduced Species, Hybrid Plants and Animals, and Transformed Lands in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds’, in The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds, ed. Rebecca Futo Kennedy and Molly Jones-Lewis (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016): pp. 210-229.

Steven A Epstein, ‘Chapter Two: The Invention of Mules’ in The Medieval Discovery of Nature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012): pp. 40-77.


Image: Indian agriculture and crops. Gouache drawing. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY