The Ptolemies and the 3rd Century B.C.E. Ceramic Assemblage Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Godsey, Melanie
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Classics
  • The Ptolemaic political, military, and economic interests in the 3rd century B.C.E. Aegean and Greek mainland fostered cultural exchange. I examine the ceramic evidence from two sites to assess the network of interaction and its impact on the function and production of Hellenistic pottery types. The ceramic assemblage from Eretria, a city with a historically Greek affiliation, will serve as a point of comparison for the evidence from Koroni, a Ptolemaic site in Attika. The ceramic assemblage from Koroni tells us three things: 1) the fine ware indicates that the Ptolemies had already begun to be involved in what will become the Hellenistic koine, 2) Koroni was not directly linked with Athens, which throws into question the function of the site, and 3) the Ptolemaic intervention in and then withdrawal from Attika and the Aegean was one reason behind the fluctuation in the market for Attic black gloss pottery.
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  • Dillon, Sheila
  • Gates-Foster, Jennifer
  • Haggis, Donald
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017

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