This work deals with classical Greek pottery from a number of points of view - technique, period, place of production, function, shape, decoration and distribution. The book places an emphasis on the every-day uses of Greek pottery - as containers for water, wine, fish, honey and olives, for example - and does not treat it as art. The author explains the importance of clay as a fundamental natural resource in the lives of the ancient Greeks, stressing its versatility as a container in varying conditions of heat and cold. ...

Greek Pottery: An Introduction 2012, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719029363

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Greek Pottery: An Introduction 1991, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719022364