The Symposium in Context: Pottery from a Late Archaic House Near the Athenian Agora (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Symposium in Context Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Virginia, 2009.
- Published: 11 November 2011
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780876615461 ISBN 10: 0876615469
- Sales rank: 1,496,101
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Full description for The Symposium in Context
This book presents the first well-preserved set of sympotic pottery which served a Late Archaic house in the Athenian Agora. The deposit contains household and fine-ware pottery, nearly all the figured pieces of which are forms associated with communal drinking. Since it comes from a single house, the pottery also reflects purchasing patterns and thematic preferences of the homeowner. The multifaceted approach adopted in this book shows that meaning and use are inherently related, and that through archaeology one can restore a context of use for a class of objects frequently studied in isolation.