Roman Pottery: Fine-Ware Imports, by John W. Hayes, has just been published as Agora XXXII. Building on the work of Henry S. Robinson and Barbara L. Johnson, Hayes presents a typology of the Roman period red-gloss and red-slip pottery (known generally as terra sigillata) found during the excavations of the Athenian Agora. These fine wares, along with the other table wares of the first seven centuries A.D. discussed by the author, were all imported—a situation very different from earlier periods, before the Sullan sack of 86 B.C., when Athens was known as a great ceramic-making center. Over 1,800 examples excavated prior to 1968 are catalogued, each of which is illustrated by a photo or drawing.
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