EBook Amphoras and the Athenian Wine Trade (EPUB, PDF)

by Virginia R. Grace

Book review

Although this booklet is based on broken pottery found during the excavation of the Agora, the author ranges far beyond the confines of Athens in her discussion of the purpose and significance of different amphora types. Amphoras were used in the ancient world to transport various different types of products, including wine and oil. The author shows how chronological variations in shape and the geographical clues offered by stamped handles make amphoras a fascinating source of economic information. The booklet illustrates many different forms of amphora, all set into context by the well-written text.

Title
ISBN9780876616192
Author
PublisherAmerican School of Classical Studies at Athens
GanreClassical History / Classical Civilisation
Release date 31.12.1979
Pages count32
File size7.2 Mb
eBook formateBook, (FB2)En
Book rating3.7 (2 votes)

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