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"And so we must now
proceed to explain also the nature of glass..."
Pliny the Elder [Natural History XXXVI.189]
website explores several aspects of the history of glassworking throughout
the six centuries of Roman domination of the Mediterranean world.
Woven into this story is the place of glassware in everyday life,
from the lady-of-the-house's cosmetic preparations each morning to
the setting of the table for the evening meal. Glassware's use for
storage of foodstuffs, wine, and perfumes among the furnishings of
a Roman burial is also discussed.