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Ruth Palmer

palmer

Associate Professor

Classics & World Religions
Ellis 244
palmerr@ohio.edu
740-597-2108

Ohio University faculty member since 1995.

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Education

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati (1989)

Specializations

  • Greek Archaeology
  • Bronze Age Economy
  • Linear B Script
  • Women in the Mediterranean

Courses Taught

  • Greek and Latin (all levels)
  • CLAR 2110: Greek Archaeology
  • CLAR 2130: Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology
  • CLAR 3610: Greek Cities and Sanctuaries
  • CLAR 3630: Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology
  • CLAS 3120: Greek Tragedy and Comedy
  • CLAS 3430: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean
  • CLAS 3720: On-Site Survey of Greek History

Research and Publications

Paper: “Models in Linear B Landholding: an Analysis of Methodology”, in J. Bennet and J. Driessen (eds.), A-NA-QO-TA Studies presented to J. T. Killen,Minos 33-34 (1998-1999), Salamanca 2002, 223-250.

Paper: “Wine in Bronze Age Crete: the Textual Evidence,” 95-104, in A. K. Mylopotamikaki (ed.) Oinos palaios hedupotos: to kretiko krasi apo ta proistorika os ta neotera khronia, Hypourgeio politismou archaeiologiko institouto Kretes 2002.

Paper: “Trade in Wine, Perfumed Oils and Foodstuffs: The Linear B Evidence and Beyond,” 125-138, in V. Karageorghis and Ch. Stamatakis (eds.) Sea Routes: Interconnections in the Mediterranean 16th-6th c. BC. Proceedings of the International Symposium, Rethymnon, Crete Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2002.

Article: “Frau: 1. Minoische und Mykenische Kultur,” Der Neue Pauly, Band 12/2. Verlag J. B. Metzler: Stuttgart. Link to ALICE record

Chapter 2: “Bridging the Gap: the Continuity of Greek Agriculture from the Mycenaean to the Historical Period”, in Prehistory and History:Class, Ethnicity and Political Economy, David Tandy (ed.), Critical Perspectives on Historic Issues: 10, Black Rose Books, 2001, 41-84. Link to OhioLINK record

Paper: “Perishable Goods in Mycenaean Texts”, Floreant Studia Mycenaea. Proceedings of the 10th International Colloquium on Mycenaean and Aegean Texts, S. Deger-Jalkotzy and G. Nightingale (eds.). Salzburg, 1999, 463-485. Link to OhioLINK record

Appendices A and B on Bronze Age and Iron Age Aegean and Cypriote burials with horses, in L. Edmunds, “The Horse and the Maiden.”  Dec. 20, 1999.

Chapter: “The Terracotta Disks from Alambra, Cyprus”, in J. E. Coleman et al.,Alambra. A Middle Bronze Age Settlement in Cyprus. SIMA CXVIII, 1996, 218-233.

Paper: “Linear A Commodities: a Comparison of Resources” in Politeia, R. Laffineur and W-D. Niemeier (eds.), Aegaeum 12 (1995), Liege, 133-154. Link to ALICE record

Chapter 17: “Wine and Viticulture in the Linear A and B Texts of the Bronze Age Aegean” in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Origins and Ancient History of Wine Gordon and Breach 1995, pp. 269-286. Link to OhioLINK record

Book: Wine in the Mycenaean Palace EconomyAegaeum 10 (1994), Liege. Link to ALICE record

 

Paper: “Wheat and Barley in Mycenaean Society,” Mykenaika. 9th International Colloquium on Mycenaean and Aegean Texts, Athens, Greece, Oct. 2-6 1990; J.-P. Olivier (ed.) BCH Supplement XXV, 1992, pp. 473-495.

Response to V. Aravantinos “The Inscribed Sealings from Thebes,” in T. G. Palaima (ed.), Aegean Seals, Sealings and AdministrationAegaeum 5, Liege 1990, pp. 168-170. Link to ALICE record

 

Article: “Subsistence Rations at Pylos and Knossos,” Minos 24 (1989), pp. 89-124.

 


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