The Early Black-Figured Pottery of Attika in Context (C. 630-570 Bce) (Monumenta Graeca Et Romana #17) (Hardcover)

By Alexandra Alexandridou

Brill, 9789004186040, 44pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2010

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Setting as a starting point the introduction of the black-figure technique in Attic workshops at around 630 BCE, this book attempts a contextual analysis of Attic pottery until late in the first quarter of the sixth century BCE. The shapes and their functions, as well as the iconographic themes are explored through this perspective. This offers an interesting insight into funerary, cultic and profane activities in Athens and the Attic countryside, which is completed by an extensive study of the trade and distribution of Attic vases during this period. The result is a complete overview of early black-figure Attic production, enabling an afresh archaeological approach to late seventh-and early sixth-century Attic society.

About the Author

Alexandra Alexandridou, DPhil (2008) in Classical Archaeology, Oxford University, has taught Classical Archaeology at the Universities of Peloponnese and Crete and she is working as part-time educational personnel at the Open University of Cyprus. She has published on seventh and sixth-century Attic burial customs, including "Offering Trenches and Funerary Ceremonies in the Attic Countryside. The evidence from the North Necropolis of Vari," In: From Artemis to Diana. The Goddess of Man and Beast, Acta Hyperborea 12, Copenhagen 2009.