Late Classical Pottery from Ancient Corinth: Drain 1971-1 in the Forum Southwest

by Ian McPhee and Elizabeth G. Pemberton

Corinth VII.6
400 pp, 80 figs, 40 pls, 18 charts
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-076-3
Publication Date: Nov 2012
Status: Active

Retail Price $150


In 1971 in the southwestern area of the Roman Forum of Corinth a round-bottomed drainage channel was discovered filled with the largest deposit of pottery of the 4th century ever found in the city, some coins, terracotta figurines, and metal and stone objects. This volume publishes the pottery and metal and stone objects, and includes a re-examination of the coins by Orestes Zervos. Some of the cooking ware has been subjected to neutron activation analysis, and a statistical analysis of all recovered pottery has been completed. The contents of Drain 1971-1 are important for the function of the Classical buildings in this part of Corinth, especially Buildings I and II, and for the chronology of the renovation program that included the construction of the South Stoa, which was probably not built before the last decade of the 4th century.

About the Author: Ian McPhee directs the A. D. Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe University. Elizabeth G. Pemberton is Reader in Classics at the University of Melbourne.

"...a vital contribution to the field of Classical and Hellenistic ceramics, providing important new information on the nature and character of late Classical/early Hellenistic pottery production and consumption at ancient Corinth." Mark van der Enden, Journal of Greek Archaeology 5 (2020)