Athenian Potters and Painters III [Hardback]

John Oakley (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781782976639 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 272p, H297 x W210 (mm) b/w images and 2 colour plate sections

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Athenian Potters and Painters III


Athenian Potters and Painters III presents a rich mass of new material on Greek vases, including finds from excavations at the Kerameikos in Athens and Despotiko in the Cyclades. Some contributions focus on painters or workshops – Paseas, the Robinson Group, and the structure of the figured pottery industry in Athens; others on vase forms – plates, phialai, cups, and the change in shapes at the end of the sixth century BC. Context, trade, kalos inscriptions, reception, the fabrication of inscribed painters’ names to create a fictitious biography, and the reconstruction of the contents of an Etruscan tomb are also explored. The iconography and iconology of various types of figured scenes on Attic pottery serve as the subject of a wide range of papers – chariots, dogs, baskets, heads, departures, an Amazonomachy, Menelaus and Helen, red-figure komasts, symposia, and scenes of pursuit. Among the special vases presented are a black spotlight stamnos and a column krater by the Suessula Painter. Athenian Potters and Painters III, the proceedings of an international conference held at the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2012, will, like the previous two volumes, become a standard reference work in the study of Greek pottery.

Table of Contents

1 Fallen Vessels and Risen Spirits: Conveying the Presence of the Dead on White-ground Lekythoi
Nathan Arrington

2 Under the Tuscan Soil: Reuniting Attic Vases with an Etruscan Tomb
Sheramy D. Bundrick

3 Regional Variation: Pelops and Chrysippos in Apulia
T.H. Carpenter

4 Baskets, Nets and Cages: Indicia of Spatial Illusionism in Athenian Vase-Painting
Beth Cohen

5 Red-figured Cups in the Kerameikos
Heide Frielinghaus

6 Smikros and Epilykos: Two Comic Inventions in Athenian Vase-Painting
Guy Hedreen

7 Facing West: Athenian Influence on Isolated Heads in Italian Red-figure Vase-Painting
Keely Elizabeth Heuer

8 The Gigantomachy in Attic and Apulian Vase-Painting. A New Look at Similarities, Differences and Origins
Frank Hildebrandt

9 Some Greek Vases in the Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology at Nor David (Gan Hashlosha) Israel
Sonia Klinger

10 Trade of Athenian Figured Pottery and the Effects of Connectivity
Kathleen Lynch and Stephen Matter

11 Plates by Pasteas
Mario Iozzo

12 Beautiful Men on Vases for the Dead
Thomas Mannack

13 The View from Behind the Kline: Symposial Space and Beyond
Timothy McNiven

14 Chariots in Black-figure Attic Vase-painting: Antecedents and Ramifications
Joan R. Mertens

15 Whom are You Calling a Barbarian? A Column Krater by the Suessula Painter
J. Michael Padgett

16 Good Dog, Bad Dog: A Cup by the Triptolemos Painter and Aspects of Canine Behavior on Athenian Vases
Seth D. Pevnick

17 A Scorpion and a Smile: Two Vases in the Kemper Museum of Art in Saint Louis
Susan I. Rotroff

18 Demographics and Productivity in the Ancient Athenian Pottery Industry
Philip Saperstein

19 An Amazonomachy Attributed to the Syleus Painter
David Saunders

20 Democratic Vessels? The Changing Shape of Athenian Vases in Late Archaic and Early Classical Times
Stefan Schmidt

21 A Kantharos in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Reception of Athenian Red-figure in Boeotia
Phoebe Segal
22 Oikos and Hetairoi: Black-figure Departure Scenes Reconsidered
Martina Seifert

23 The Robinson Group of Panathenaic Amphorae
H.A. Shapiro

24 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Red-figure Komasts and the Performance Culture of Athens
Tyler Jo Smith

25 Menelaos and Helen in Attic Vase Painting
Mark D. Stansbury-O’Donnell

26 Attic Black-figure and Red-figure Fragments from the Sanctuary of Apollo at Mandra on Despotiko
Robert F. Sutton and Yannos Kourayos

27 The Attic Phiale in Context. The Late Archaic Red-figure and Coral-red Workshops
Athena Tsingarida

Colour Plates 1-32

Reviews & Quotes

"There is much valuable observation here…"
Robin Osborne
Journal of Greek Archaeology (08/01/2018)

"“A substantial volume, physically and in content, with excellent illustrations and colour plates.” "
Gocha R. Tsetskhladze
Ancient West & East (11/01/2019)

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