By Gocha R. Tsestkhladze
This quantity bargains with the concept that of 'West' and 'East', as held through the traditional Greeks. Cultural trade in Archaic and Classical Greece throughout the institution of Hellenic colonies round the historical international was once an immense improvement, and continually a two-way procedure. to accomplish a formal figuring out of it calls for research from each attitude. All 24 papers during this quantity mix types of proof, discussing them from each point of view: they're tested not just from the perspective of the Greeks yet from that of the locals. The booklet provides new facts, in addition to re-examining present proof and reinterpreting outdated theories. The booklet is richly illustrated.
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20~ . G R E E okay S O V E R S E A S IN T H E eight T H C E N T U R Y B. C.. a hundred and fifteen In precis, the lately catalogued Geometric pottery within the British Museum oilers affirmation of previous conclusions (Kcarsley 1995a, 79~81) instead of pointing to the necessity to regulate them. It comprises no fragments labelled point 10, for that reason the image continues to be an analogous with appreciate to the basis point. The psc skyphos rim fragments introduce minor adjustments simply. A moment kind four fragment of M G II date joins the opposite which had formerly stood solely on my own because the earliest on the website (Kearsley 1989, 144). extra fragments of overdue Geometric date upload to these formerly pointed out. T h e persisted absence of the deep ninth century psc skyphos issues to the truth that the recent fragments don't adjust the chronology of degrees 9-8. The pottery of the earliest degrees continues to be predominantly in overdue Geometric sort. 12 As to the identification of the Greek states represented at Al Mina, the ornamental compositions and motifs of the Geometric pottery within the British Museum assortment verify the prevailing view that it's Eubocan pottery which predominates over different Greek materials (Kcarsley 1995a, 79-80). O f no much less value to knowing Al Mina's early historical past cf. Kearslcv 1989, sixty seven N o . 229. fig. forty, d; 29 No. seventy one. fig. I I . e. BM 1995. If nine. 20: zero. 03 (ht), zero. 048 (w. ), zero. 003-4 (th. ), diam. lip zero. 15; h i o f lip, zero. 016. mild yellow orange clay (7. five 12 months 8/4), particularly gentle and powdery and containing small darkish inclusions and a few small airholes; unslipped. Ext. ; four arcs o f I set o f pscs with fairly huge primary house; painted lip. Int. : painted with reserved band round reduce a part of lip. Brownish orange paint five year 6/6.. l o r form if Kcarsley 1989. sixteen N o . 26, fig. three, b; with dialogue on p. 129. '* Popham and Lemos 1992, a hundred and fifty five unmarried out psc skyphoi at Al Mina as early examples. even though, one o f them ( B M 1955. 4-22. three = Kearsley 1989, eight No. 2, fig. 1, a) is characterized by way of a really shallow profile suggesting, even i f the form of the lip is neglected, that it belongs past due within the sequence; the way during which the semicircles overlap the reduce gla/e issues . o an identical end [cf Coldstream I W eight , 157). the opposite fi-agmeni [ B M 1955. four 22. nine - Kearsley 1989. nine N o . 6, fig. I , d) has already been identitied as an prior kind than the bulk o f psc skvphoi at A l Mina (Kearsley 1989, 144), however it is not going to have belonged to the earliest kind o f the category as Popham and Ix*mos recommend. Coldstream describes this fragment as "an strangely deep instance o f the 'advanced' classification" (1968, 312; and believes it truly is from a similar pot as a base fragment (Kearsley 1989, nine N o . 7, fig. 1, c). those fragments don't j o i n however the clay does seem to be an identical and either o f them are embellished with semicircles in units o f six, accordingly he's more likely to be right. O n this skyphos the semicircles additionally overlap the decrease gla/. e prime Coldstream to finish (1968, 157) that t belongs one of the 'degenerate' psc skyphos fragments from A l Mina.