Hesperia 81.4 Now Onlineby Tracey Cullen
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 81.4. Topics in this issue include excavations at Priniatikos Pyrgos in Crete; a new reconstruction of a famous Athenian funerary monument; archival correspondence documenting a previously unknown grave and the trafficking of antiquities in the 19th century; and Hellenistic representations of Demeter and Kore from the Agora. Subscribers can read the issue online at JSTOR, which now hosts all current issues of Hesperia as well as an archive of past volumes.
The Priniatikos Pyrgos Project: Preliminary Report on the Rescue Excavation of 2005–2006, by Barbara Hayden and Metaxia Tsipopoulou, presents the results of fieldwork at the harbor town of Priniatikos Pyrgos in eastern Crete. The long lifespan of the site—from the end of the Neolithic through the Middle Byzantine period—is examined in detail, in print and in an online supplement.
The Funerary Monument for the Argives Who Fell at Tanagra (IG I3 1149): A New Fragment, by Nikolaos Papazarkadas and Dimitris Sourlas, publishes a recently discovered fragment of a famous monument associated with the battle at Tanagra during the First Peloponnesian War. The authors propose a new reconstruction of the casualty list on the monument and explore the ideological and political implications of the new find.
Tomb Robbers, Art Dealers, and a Dikast’s Pinakion from an Athenian Grave, by Yannis Galanakis and Stella Skaltsa, looks at 19th-century correspondence about a grave in Pangrati containing a bronze dikast’s pinakion used in the selection of jurors. The letters exchanged between an Athenian art dealer and a professor of anatomy at Oxford shed light not only on the archaeology of Pangrati but also on the operation of tomb robbers, art dealers, and academics in 19th-century Europe. This article is also available for free as Open Access for non-subscribers by clicking here.
Hellenistic Freestanding Sculpture from the Athenian Agora, Part 2: Demeter, Kore, and the Polykles Family, by Andrew Stewart, examines a cult group of Demeter and Kore and attributes it to a well-known Athenian sculptural dynasty, the Polykles family from Thorikos. The author concludes that the sculptures were based on 4th-century B.C. precedents but were discreetly updated to appeal to contemporary taste.
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