The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hellenistic Pottery: The Fine Wares (Corinth VII.7) by Sarah A. James.
Using deposits recently excavated from the Panayia Field, this volume substantially revises the absolute chronology of Corinthian Hellenistic pottery as established by G. Roger Edwards in Corinth VII.3 (1975). This new research, based on quantitative analysis of over 50 deposits, demonstrates that the date range for most fine-ware shapes should be lowered by 50–100 years. Contrary to previous assumptions, it is now possible to argue that local ceramic production continued in Corinth during the interim period between the destruction of the city in 146 B.C. and when it was refounded as a Roman colony in 44 B.C. This volume includes detailed shape studies and a comprehensive catalogue. With its presentation of this revised “Panayia Field chronology,” Corinth VII.7 is a long-awaited and much-needed addition to the Corinth series.
Chapter 1: Corinthian Hellenistic Pottery and the "146 Dilemma"
Chapter 2: Methodology: Quantification and the Development of the Panayia Field Chronology
Chapter 3: Primary Hellenistic Deposits
Chapter 4: Decoration, Fabrics, and Production
Chapter 5: Drinking Vessels
Chapter 6: Serving Vessels
Chapter 7: Pouring Vessels and Miscellaneous Shapes
Chapter 8: The Evolution of the Corinthian Hellenistic Fine-Ware Assemblage
Appendix 1: Secondary Contexts
Appendix 2: Seriation and the Use of Similarity Coefficients
Appendix 3: Dates of Hellenistic Fine Ware in Corinth VII.3 and in the Panayia Field Chronology
360 pp, 45 ills, 48 figs, 44 pls, 3 plans, 3 tables
Cloth, 9" x 12"