The Symposium in Context

The Symposium in Context

Pottery From A Late Archaic House Near the Athenian Agora

eBook - 2011
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This book presents the first well-preserved set of sympotic pottery which served a Late Archaic house in the Athenian Agora. The deposit contains household and fine-ware pottery, nearly all the figured pieces of which are forms associated with communal drinking. Since it comes from a single house, the pottery also reflects purchasing patterns and thematic preferences of the homeowner. The multifaceted approach adopted in this book shows that meaning and use are inherently related, and that through archaeology one can restore a context of use for a class of objects frequently studied in isolation.

Publisher: Princeton, NJ : American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2011
ISBN: 9781621390053
1621390055
0876615469
9780876615461
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 376 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps

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