Lamps from the Athenian Agora [Paperback]

Judith Perlzweig (Author)

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ISBN: 9780876616093 | Published by: American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Series: Agora Picture Book | Volume: 9 | Year of Publication: 2012 | Language: English 32p, H8.5 x W5.5, b/w figs
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Lamps from the Athenian Agora

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At night, the darkness of the ancient Agora would have been pierced by the lights of oil lamps, and thousands of fragments of these distinctive objects have been found. This booklet presents the development of different styles of lamps and includes a very useful identification guide. The author discusses the manufacture of lamps in Athens, a major industry with over 50 known workshops in the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. She also provides illustrations of particularly fine examples, including ornate festival lamps with many nozzles and bizarre shapes.

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