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Fine Ware Pottery from a Late Archaic House near the Athenian Agora

Abstract : A household well filled with debris from the clean-up after the Persian destruction of Athens provides evidence for drinking activities in a late Archaic Athenian house. Pottery used in wine drinking activities accounted for almost half of the deposit. Three or four sets of drinking cups attest to different modes of wine drinking, including the symposion. Iconography on the figured wares is simple – no mythological or erotic scenes – although some images have no parallels. Taken together, the images may reflect the interests of the homeowner. This archaeological context provides new insights into the practice of the symposion by an Athenian household.
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Kathleen Lynch. Fine Ware Pottery from a Late Archaic House near the Athenian Agora. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2014, Dossier : Des vases pour les Athéniens, N.S.12, pp.81-98. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.3140⟩. ⟨halshs-02099862⟩

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