Late Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Pottery

by John W. Hayes and Kathleen Warner Slane

Isthmia XI
440 pp, 2 b/w ills, 6 b/w plans and 1 color plan, 93 b/w figs, 37 b/w pls, 7 tables
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-916-2
Publication Date: June 2022
Status: Active

Retail Price $150


This volume presents the Late Classical through Roman pottery from the University of Chicago excavations at Isthmia (1952-1989). In a series of three chapters—on the Late Classical and Hellenistic pottery, the Roman pottery, and the pottery from the Palaimonion—a general discussion is followed by a catalogue presenting datable contexts and then by a catalogue of other noteworthy pottery. Appendixes discuss the stratigraphy of the Palaimonion and observations on new and previously published lamps. Amphora stamps are the focus of a further appendix, followed by a catalogue of the Slavic and Byzantine pottery found in the sanctuary area. Although the pottery is sometimes fragmentary, the range of materials over this thousand-year period is typical of Corinthian sites. The finds presented here provide critical information about the history of the Panhellenic sanctuary of Poseidon and the ritual activities that took place there.

About the Author: John W. Hayes is the the author of many books and reports including Roman Pottery: Fine-Ware Imports (Agora XXXII). Kathleen Warner Slane is Professor Emerita of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

"The two highly knowledgeable authors, Hayes and Slane, have presented their thorough study of the pottery, which has enabled them to sketch out the history of the sanctuary and its ritual activities from Late Classical to Roman times." Konstantoula Chavela and Konstantinos Filis, AJA 128.3 (2024)

"...c’est par conséquent surtout pour son riche catalogue illustré de plus de 1 400 céramiques et de 27 ensembles que cet ouvrage reste un précieux acquis pour les céramologues intéressés aux époques classique, hellénistique et impériale." Guy Ackermann, Revue archéologique 76.2 (2023)