The spring issue of Hesperia is now available online. The printed version will be mailed to subscribers soon.
Access to the online edition is available through universities around the world. Individual subscribers receive password access to current issues and to an archive of over 40,000 pages of the journal hosted by JSTOR. Hesperia subscribers also receive complimentary online access to Hesperia Supplements, and Corinth and Agora volumes. New subscriptions can be purchased securely online.
Articles in the latest issue span the Aegean, from the Peloponnese to Crete to Anatolia, and from earliest prehistory to the Classical period—something of interest for everyone, we hope!
Pylos Regional Archaeological Project, Part VIII: Lithics and Landscapes: A Messenian Perspective, by William Parkinson and John Cherry, is the latest in the series of PRAP reports. The authors present the chipped stone assemblage from the survey, exploring social processes inferred from distribution patterns, and comparing their results with those of other surveys in Greece. Read more.
An Archaic Ivory Figurine from a Tumulus near Elmalı: Cultural Hybridization and a New Anatolian Style, by Tuna Şare, examines a remarkable ivory figurine of a mother and two children found in a tumulus burial in southwestern Turkey. The figurine exemplifies the process of cultural and artistic melding in Archaic Anatolia and, in its peculiarly Anatolian style, foreshadows the Ionian style in Greek sculpture. Read more.
Of Battle, Booty, and (Citizen) Women: A “New” Inscription from Archaic Axos, Crete, by Paula Perlman, proposes a join between two previously unassociated (now lost) inscribed blocks from Axos, Crete. The new text—part of a law or interstate agreement—describes the disposition of property seized in battle and points toward the participation of citizen women in rituals attendant to war. Read more.
Red-Figure Pottery of Uncertain Origin from Corinth: Stylistic and Chemical Analyses, by Ian McPhee and Efi Kartsonaki, employs a combination of stylistic and chemical analyses to determine the place of manufacture for a group of previously unattributed red-figure vessels found at Corinth. Work by the painter of Corinth 1937-525 is also identified and characterized here for the first time. Read more.
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