New Publication: Roman Pottery: Fine-Ware Imports
Pontic jug with barbotine ornament found in the Athenian Agora
Roman Pottery: Fine-Ware Imports, by John W. Hayes, has just been published as Agora XXXII. Building on the work of Henry S. Robinson and Barbara L. Johnson, Hayes presents a typology of the Roman period red-gloss and red-slip pottery (known generally as terra sigillata) found during the excavations of the Athenian Agora. These fine wares, along with the other table wares of the first seven centuries A.D. discussed by the author, were all imported—a situation very different from earlier periods, before the Sullan sack of 86 B.C., when Athens was known as a great ceramic-making center. Over 1,800 examples excavated prior to 1968 are catalogued, each of which is illustrated by a photo or drawing. The book is available for purchase through our distributor, David Brown Book Company in North America (+1 800 791 9354) and Oxbow Books (+44 (0)1865 241249) in Europe and the Rest of the World. You can order online through our website. The order will be directed to the closest distributor’s office. The