Debris from a Public Dining Place in the Athenian Agora
Susan I. Rotroff, Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in the Humanities Susan I Rotroff, John Howard Oakley
ASCSA, 1992 - History - 154 pages
In 1972 a large deposit of pottery and other finds from the mid-5th century B.C. were found in a pit just west of the Royal Stoa in the Athenian Agora. It contained many fragments of figured pottery, more than half of which were large drinking vessels. 21 fragments were inscribed with a graffito known to be a mark of public ownership. The authors conclude that the pottery is refuse from one of the public dining facilities that served the magistrates of Classical Athens. The volume examines the archaeological context and chronology of the deposit and gives a detailed analysis of all the finds. A complete catalogue arranges the finds by type and in chronological order.
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5th century added Agora XII amphora Archaic ARV2 Athenian Athens Attic Bell-krater body bottom bowl broad brown building century chiton circle clay close Compare concave convex decoration deposit Diam dilute glaze dining early edge examples face figure flat floor foot fragments Greek groove half hand handle head Hesperia holds included indicated inside interior Italy joined sherds kraters legs lower wall mantle marked material miltos missing mold neck outer Painter pattern perhaps pieces possibly pottery Preliminary drawing probably quarter red-figured Relief lines remains represented reserve band resting surface ring base rounded running served shape Shiny black glaze shoulder side similar skyphos slightly stands stem Stoa Stoa of Zeus suggests trace Type underside upper vases vessels visible ware wears woman
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Page xi - Pottery of the mid-fifth century from a well in the Athenian Agora.
Page xi - HA Thompson and RE Wycherley, The Athenian Agora, XIV, The Agora of Athens (Princeton, 1972), pp. 66-8, 103-4. The date is based largely upon the evidence of the stamped amphora handles in the fill. VR Grace, "Les timbres amphorlques grecs," Exploration archeologique de Dtlos 27 (Paris, 1970), pp.