Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas


Edited by G. Papantoniou, D. Michaelides and M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas is a collection of 29 chapters with an introduction presenting diverse and innovative approaches (archaeological, stylistic, iconographic, functional, contextual, digital, and physicochemical) in the study of ancient terracottas across the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity. The 34 authors advocate collectively the significance of a holistic approach to the study of coroplastic art, which considers terracottas not simply as works of art but, most importantly, as integral components of ancient material culture. The volume will prove to be an invaluable companion to all those interested in ancient terracottas and their associated iconography and technology, as well as in ancient artefacts and classical archaeology in general.

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Biographical Note
Giorgos Papantoniou, Ph.D. (2008), The University of Dublin, Trinity College, is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus. He has published extensively on ancient Cypriot material culture history, landscape archaeology, ritual, cult, and iconography including Religion and Social Transformations in Cyprus. From the Cypriot Basileis to the Hellenistic Strategos (Brill, 2012). He is the coordinator of the international network ‘Unlocking Sacred Landscapes’ (http://www.ucy.ac.cy/unsala/).

Demetrios Michaelides, Ph.D. (1981), University of London, is currently Emeritus Professor in the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus. He has published widely on Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus, as well as on Mediterranean mosaics, their iconography and technique. He is Vice President of the Association Internationale pour l’Étude de la Mosaïque Αntique (AIEMA) and President Emeritus of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM).

Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, Ph.D. (2012), University College London, is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Her research, interdisciplinary in nature, focuses on ceramic technology and production, its differing modes of organisation, ceramic distribution, as well as technological and cultural change, and how these can be identified, recorded and explained by modern archaeology.

All interested in coroplastic iconography and technology of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, especially in relation to Cyprus, Greece, Asia Minor, North Africa, Levant, Mesopotamia, and Italy.
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