The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 80.2. The issue contains articles ranging from the Mycenaean to the Roman period, with authors addressing topics as diverse as Late Bronze Age ceramics from the Peloponnese, the reminting of silver coinage in Athens, the leasing of sacred land in the 4th century B.C., and the evolving character of a Roman road at Corinth. Subscribers can read the issue now at Hesperia’s new home for all of its issues, JSTOR.
A Deposit of Late Helladic IIIA2 Pottery from Tsoungiza, by Patrick M. Thomas, is a thorough study of pottery and figurines from a critical deposit at Tsoungiza in the Peloponnese. Through close analysis of context, shapes, and motifs, the author refines the chronology of LH IIIA2 pottery and sheds light on the practice of feasting in the Late Bronze Age Aegean. A complete catalogue of the material is freely accessible as an online appendix in both PDF and HTML formats.
The Reminting of Athenian Silver Coinage, 353 B.C., by John H. Kroll, offers an explanation for the dramatic transformation of Athenian silver coinage in the middle of the 4th century B.C. Drawing on a range of sources, the author examines the social and historical factors that influenced the reminting program at a time when the Athenian economy was struggling and a new kind of political leadership was emerging. Read more.
Leasing of Sacred Land in 4th-Century Athens: A Reassessment of Six Inscribed Fragments, by Arden Williams, also deals with Athenian finances in the 4th century B.C. The author restudies six inscribed fragments from the Agora that record civic leases of sacred land, proposes a new arrangement and new readings, and explores the larger implications for the program of financial reform carried out during the turbulent period following the Social War. Read more.
A Roman Road Southeast of the Forum at Corinth: Technology and Urban Development, by Jennifer Palinkas and James A. Herbst, follows the construction and use of a Roman road in the Panayia Field at Corinth over the course of six centuries. In addition to presenting a detailed excavation report, the authors address questions of water supply, waste management, urban planning, and centuriation schemes. Read more.
Current subscribers can view the issue online now. The printed version will be mailed shortly. Access to the online edition is available through universities around the world. Individual subscribers receive password access to current issues and to an archive of over 40,000 pages of the journal hosted by JSTOR. Hesperia subscribers also receive complimentary online access to Hesperia Supplements, and Agora and Corinth volumes.
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