The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 83.1. Topics in this issue include an overview of the prehistoric to the Hellenistic phases of the Panayia Field at Corinth, the development of the Bellerophon myth in early Corinthian art, the archaeobotanical remains of Building Δ at Hellenistic Krania, the issues surrounding the dates of Antiochos IV’s arrival in Athens, and the information provided by bronze statuettes found in the Athenian Agora concerning domestic cult practices in Roman Greece.
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The Panayia Field Excavations at Corinth: The Neolithic to Hellenistic Phases, by Guy Sanders, Sarah James, Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst, and James Herbst, presents the pottery, figurines, and other finds, which demonstrate that the Panayia Field was used as a burial site in the Geometric period and an industrial/residential area in the Hellenistic period. A revised chronology for Hellenistic pottery is also proposed based on several deposits found in the “cisterns” and a well associated with the Hellenistic buildings.
The Bellerophon Myth in Early Corinthian History and Art, by Angela Ziskowski, proposes that the prominence of the myth of Bellerophon in Corinthian artistic representations of the Archaic period reflects the Corinthians’ desire to form and bolster a more cohesive cultural identity.
The Kapeleio at Hellenistic Krania: Food Consumption, Disposal, and the Use of Space, by Evi Margaritis, lays out the archaeobotanical evidence found in the Hellenistic Building Δ at Krania, which demonstrates that this structure was used as a kapeleio, or taverna, rather than as a residence.
When Did the Future Antiochos IV Arrive in Athens? by Benjamin Scolnic, discusses the possibility that Antiochos IV was not in Athens in A.D. 178, as has been proposed based on the inscription I 7453, but rather that he only arrived there in 175. The implications of this redating, with regard to Antiochos IV’s involvement in Seleukos IV’s death, are also discussed.
Bronze Statuettes from the Athenian Agora: Evidence for Domestic Cults in Roman Greece, by Heather F. Sharpe, publishes two bronze statuette groups that were found in domestic contexts dating to the 3rd century A.D. Sharpe also discusses the deities represented by the bronzes, and the cultural identities of the people who used them in their daily cult practices.
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