Pots and Pans of Classical Athens

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Author  Brian A. Sparkes
Publisher  American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publication Date   October 12, 2012
ISBN  0876616015
Pages  32

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By mingling images on well-preserved Greek vases with the more fragmentary ceramics recovered during excavations at the Agora, the authors show how different vessel forms were used in classical Athens. By linking the shapes of pots with their social functions, this book gives meaning to the ancient names, such as skyphos, olpe, kantharos, lekane, and hydria, that one encounters when visiting museums.

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