Greek Geometric Pottery : A Survey of Ten Local Styles and Their Chronology. Revised Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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Our knowledge of the dawn of the Hellenic civilizationca. 900 to 700 BCis heavily reliant on found artifacts and artisinal matter. Geometric pottery, a leading art of its day, is of special importance for the historians of early Greecein a large part because it's plentiful enough to establish a chronology for a period without any contemporary written documents. This volume focuses on a comprehensive study of ten local styles and their relations with one anotherculminating in an attempt to fix their absolute chronology in light of the evidence. Finally, a historical sketch shows how the results of the pottery analysis can be combined with other archaeological evidence and later written sources in order to throw more light on the political, social, and economic development of the early Greek city-states.

Author Biography

J. N. Coldstream is professor emeritus of classical archaeology at University College, London.

Table of Contents

List of plates
Introductionp. 1
Attic Geometricp. 8
Corinthian Geometricp. 91
Argive Geometricp. 112
Protogeometric survivals in Thessaly, Skyros, Euboea and the Cycladesp. 148
Thessalian Geometricp. 158
Cycladic and Euboean Geometricp. 164
Boeotian Geometricp. 196
Laconian Geometricp. 212
West Greek Geometricp. 220
Cretan Geometricp. 233
East Greek Geometricp. 262
Absolute Chronologyp. 302
Historical Conclusionsp. 332
Bibliography, exclusive of site publicationsp. 391
Glossary of linear motifsp. 395
Site Indexp. 399
Index of collectionsp. 431
Supplement (2008): Textp. 459
Supplement (2008): Bibliographyp. 482
Supplement (2008): Site Indexp. 484
General Indexp. 496
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