Pots, piracy and Aegila. Hellenistic ceramics from an intensive survey of Antikythera, Greece.
Annual of the British School at Athens
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The small Greek island of Antikythera has a long history of human exploitation, of which one of the most interesting episodes is represented by a fortified settlement on the north coast of the island that can be plausibly identified as a centre of Hellenistic piratical activity. Hellenistic ‘Aegila’ has left both impressive standing remains and a range of portable finds that have attracted academic interest for over much of the last two centuries. This paper examines the pottery assemblage from this period recovered during a recent intensive survey over the island’s entire extent. We consider the spatial and typological character of this material as well as the implications it has for the Hellenistic community’s wider social, economic and political connections.
|Title:||Pots, piracy and Aegila. Hellenistic ceramics from an intensive survey of Antikythera, Greece|
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|Additional information:||Copyright © The Council, British School at Athens 2012. This paper has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in the Annual of the British School at Athens, published by Cambridge University Press.|
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