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Transport Amphorae & Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean (Hardback)

Acts of an International Colloquium at the Danish Institute of Athens, 26-29 September 2002

Ancient History > Ancient Greece & the Hellenistic World Ancient History > Prehistory > Mediterranean Prehistory Ancient History > Rome & the Roman Provinces

Imprint: Aarhus University Press
Series: Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788779341180
Published: 31st March 2005
Casemate UK Academic

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As Peacock and Williams have noted, amphorae provide us "not with an index of the transportation of goods, but with direct witness of the movement of certain foodstuffs which were of considerable economic importance ... It is hard to conceive of any archaeological material better suited to further our understanding of Roman trade". The same could be said with equal conviction about Hellenistic trade. However, while the study of transport amphorae was already an established discipline in the 19th century, it has traditionally focused on amphora stamps. Even in the 1970s, excavators in the eastern Mediterranean were still disregarding -- and even discarding -- unstamped fragments. Yet if amphora studies remain somewhat in the realm of epigraphy, they have also seen a great deal of activity in the last decade and drawn increasing attention from archaeologists, historians and other researchers. The present volume attests to this renewed interest, with more than 40 contributions, primarily in English, describing current researches and indicating which avenues of future investigation will likely prove most fruitful.

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