23 April 2010

Thesis: pottery in the Greek world (2002)

Title: Pottery to the people. The production, distribution and consumption of decorated pottery in the Greek world in the Archaic period (650-480 BC)
: Vincenzo Vladimir Stissi
University: University of Amsterdam
: 2002 Pages: 700
Type of document
: Thesis
: http://dare.uva.nl/... (pdf)

Table of contents (short version):

I. Introduction

Part I. Production
II. Production studies from the past to the future
III. Quantities of preserved pottery and the scale of production
IV. Archaeological remains of Greek pottery production: excavated workshops and kiln
V. Depictions of Greek potters and painters at work
VI. The voice of the workshop: signatures as a source of information on potters, painters and the ways they worked together
VII. Signatures, attribution and the size and organisation of workshops
VIII. The magic mirror of the workshop: painted and written references of potters and painters to themselves and their colleagues
IX. To the gods and the world: potters' votives as indications of wealth and status
X. Secondary evidence for the status of potters and the scale and organisation of pottery production
XI. Conclusions: pottery production as a large-scale phenomenon, hard-working potters and painters

Part II. Pottery in its Economic and Social Context: Prices, Status and Use
XII. Introduction
XIII. Prices of pottery
XIV. Domestic use of pottery and metal vessels: prices, wages, wealth and consumption patterns
XV. Pottery and metal vessels in the household: the excavated evidence
XVI. Pottery and other vessels in sanctuaries
XVII. Pottery from graves
XVIII. Conclusions: pottery as a semi-luxury

Part III. Distribution
XIX. Introduction: from pottery distribution patterns to the organisation of transport and exchange
XX. Pottery in transit: direct evidence of transport and exchange
XXI. Pottery and sea trade: the ancient written sources
XXII. Distribution patterns and distribution systems of Attic figured pottery
XXIII. Patters of production and consumption as evidence for distribution
XXIV. Conclusions: a general view and detailed insights combined
XXV. General Conclusions

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