Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery

Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery

by John W. Hayes
     
 

In the past, Roman pottery has been judged as inferior to Greek pottery. Recent excavations, however, have led to an increase in knowledge and appreciation of Roman wares. These wares now constitute an important body of evidence for the understanding of art, literacy and trade in the ancient world.

John W. Hayes, the acknowledged authority in this field, explains

Overview

In the past, Roman pottery has been judged as inferior to Greek pottery. Recent excavations, however, have led to an increase in knowledge and appreciation of Roman wares. These wares now constitute an important body of evidence for the understanding of art, literacy and trade in the ancient world.

John W. Hayes, the acknowledged authority in this field, explains the particular features that mark Roman-period wares, concisely describing how the vessels were manufactured, decorated, traded and used. Placing the pottery in historical context, he describes its roots in the Hellenistic Greek tradition, its evolution as a distinct art form and its influence on Byzantine and Islamic trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806129396
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,014,294
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

John W. Hayes is a specialist in Mediterranean and European archaeology, particularly pottery and glass. Formerly a curator in the Greek & Roman Department at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, he is now expert consultant on excavations all over the Mediterranean as well as the author of numerous reports, catalogs, articles, and monographs.

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