Hellenistic Pottery

Hellenistic Pottery : Athenian and Imported Wheelmade Table Ware and Related Material

By (author) Susan I. Rotroff

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Aims to establish a chronology and typology of Athenian Hellenistic ceramics as they are known from the Agora, although inital steps are taken towards defining pottery workshops. In volume one all the different forms are discussed, from drinking cups to ritual vessels. This is followed by a very large catalogue. Volume two contains the drawings and the plates.

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  • Hardback | 574 pages
  • 236 x 315 x 64mm | 3,792g
  • 01 Dec 1997
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Princeton
  • English
  • Volume XXIX ed.
  • ; Vol II: 106p of figs, 148p of b/w plates
  • 087661229X
  • 9780876612293

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The importance of a good book on the dating of Athenian Hellenistic wares can hardly be underestimated. The Hellenistic period was the time in which large Hellenistic states had replaced the Greek poleis and Greece became incorporated in the Roman state. To those who wish to study the effects of these far-reaching changes on the various Greek societies at close quarters, the presence of a good chronological framework for the most common household ceramics is rather essential.Douwe Yntema, "BABesch" 75 (2000), pp. 208-209.

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