Amphoras and the Ancient Wine Trade
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.
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2nd century 3rd century B.C. Agora deposit Alexandria amphoras ancient appear Athenian Athens base brought building Canaan Canaanite jar carried Carthage CENT Chian Chios clay coin color common containers Corinth cover destruction of Athens earlier early Egypt Egyptians evidence excavations figured finds Following Greece Greek ground half Hesperia honey identified illustrated import instance interest Italy kind Knidian Knidian jars Knidos known Koan late 2nd later Lesbos less lists manufacturer marked middle mouth Museum names narrow Note official pairs Pergamon perhaps period Persian Phoenician picture places Pompeii port pottery produce quarter Rhodes Rhodian right end ring Roman serve shape shoulder shown side Silver coin similar stamped handles stand standard sth century B.C. Stoa of Attalos Syria term Thasian Thasos third tomb types usually vintage walls whole wine jars