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Marion
03-16-2004, 07:22 PM
Excerpt from "Strabo (1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.) V,5,5"

"...that those who live close to the frozen zone have a total lack of some cultivated crops and domesticated animals and a shortage of others, and that they live on millet and vegetables, fruits and roots. Those who have grain and honey, he says, also make a drink from them. The grain itself they thresh in large barns to which they bring the ears for storage, since they do not have clear sunshine. For threshing floors are useless owing the lack of sun..."