Amphoras and the Ancient Wine Trade by Virginia R. Grace
  

Amphoras and the Ancient Wine Trade

Written by Virginia R. Grace
Illustrated by
Part of the Agora Picture Book Series

Synopsis

Amphoras and the Ancient Wine Trade by Virginia R. Grace

Although this booklet is based on broken pottery found during the excavation of the Agora, the author ranges far beyond the confines of Athens in her discussion of the purpose and significance of different amphora types. Amphoras were used in the ancient world to transport various different types of products, including wine and oil. The author shows how chronological variations in shape and the geographical clues offered by stamped handles make amphoras a fascinating source of economic information. The booklet illustrates many different forms of amphora, all set into context by the well-written text.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Virginia R. Grace
More books by Virginia R. Grace

Publisher

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Publication date

21st November 1979

ISBN

9780876616192


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