Brill’s New Pauly

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A. General

All Mediterranean countries have freezing temperatures in the winter (average minimum temperature: Rome -9° C; central Turkey -18° C; southern France -11° C; Sicily -3° C; northern Algeria -2° C). Heat sources in residences were originally the hearthfire, wood or charcoal braziers of various kinds, which were made of metal; in Greek antiquity there were occasionally also permanently installed hearths that somet…

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Lamprecht, Heinz-Otto (Cologne), “Heating”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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