Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.... a textile fibre core to make metal thread for fancy textiles, like the gold and purple coverlet from a Macedonian royal tomb at Vergina (see aegae). ... The underlying trend was to develop and enhance the pattern-making capacity of even the simplest looms: the ultimate ... On a smaller scale bands could be woven without a loom-frame using three- or four-hole tablets (like a pack of cards which twistedanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization|
|Author||:||Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2014|