Hellenistic Pottery: Athenian and Imported Wheelmade Table Ware and Related MaterialHardback History of Geophysics,
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- Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
- Format: Hardback | 574 pages
- Dimensions: 236mm x 315mm x 64mm | 3,792g
- Publication date: 1 December 1997
- Publication City/Country: Princeton
- ISBN 10: 087661229X
- ISBN 13: 9780876612293
- Edition statement: Volume XXIX ed.
- Illustrations note: ; Vol II: 106p of figs, 148p of b/w plates
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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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.