Deforestation, Erosion, and Forest Management in Ancient Greece and Rome

  title={Deforestation, Erosion, and Forest Management in Ancient Greece and Rome},
  author={J. Donald Hughes and Jack Vincent Thirgood},
  journal={Journal of Forest History},
  pages={60 - 75}
T here is a close interconnection between ruined cities and ruined land. The fact that the broken statues and scattered column drums of the centers of ancient civilization have deforested and eroded landscapes as their settings does not seem to be an accident. The general impression of synchronicity, the contemporaneous ruin of ancient societies and ancient environments, has been inescapable. Forests provided the major material for construction and almost the only fuel source of the classical… 

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