Hellenistic Pottery: The Fine Wares

by Sarah A. James

Corinth VII.7
360 pp, 45 ills, 48 figs, 44 pls, 3 plans, 3 tables
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-077-0
Publication Date: May 2018
Status: Active

Retail Price $150


Using deposits recently excavated from the Panayia Field, this volume substantially revises the absolute chronology of Corinthian Hellenistic pottery as established by G. Roger Edwards in Corinth┬áVII.3 (1975). This new research, based on quantitative analysis of over 50 deposits, demonstrates that the date range for most fine-ware shapes should be lowered by 50-100 years. Contrary to previous assumptions, it is now possible to argue that local ceramic production continued in Corinth during the interim period between the destruction of the city in 146 B.C. and when it was refounded as a Roman colony in 44 B.C. This volume includes detailed shape studies and a comprehensive catalogue. With its presentation of this revised “Panayia Field chronology,” Corinth VII.7 is a long-awaited and much-needed addition to the Corinth series.

About the Author: Sarah A. James is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder

"This volume gives us a much clearer picture of the typological range of Hellenistic Corinthian fine ware and the quantities in which it occurs. . . . It will be an important resource for surveys and excavations in the northern Peloponnese and for scholars interested in the range of fine ware production around the Hellenistic world." Peter J. Stone, AJA 123.4 (2019)

". . . an important new milestone in the study of Corinthian Hellenistic pottery. . ." Mark van der Enden, BABESCH 96 (2021)

". . . this is a thoroughly researched, nicely illustrated, and meticulously composed volume. . ." Alexandros Laftsidis, Mouseion 19.1 (2022)