Excavations on the Iberian Peninsula yield more and more Archaic and Classical Greek material every year. This is the first book to be published in English that discusses Archaic and Classical Greek pottery found in that area. The volume provides elaborate and up-to-date information.
The first chapter (by A. Domínguez) is dedicated to Archaic pottery and covers the whole Peninsula; the second (by C. Sánchez) covers the Classical period, mainly based on the study of Attic pottery from Eastern Andalusia. Both chapters contain a catalogue with many illustrations. Not just finds are listed, but distribution and shape studies are included, as well as a discussion of how the local Iberian population viewed Attic painted pottery.
The final chapter gives a general overview of trade, based upon the information presented in the previous chapters.
Adolfo J. Domínguez, Ph.D. (1987) in Ancient History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is Professor of Ancient History in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He has published extensively in Archaic Greek History and Greek colonisation, including
La colonización griege en Sicilia (Oxford, 1989),
La polis y la expansión colonial griega (Madrid, 1991) and
Los griegos en la Península Ibérica (Madrid, 1996).
Carmen Sánchez, Ph.D. (1991) in Prehistory, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is Professor of Ancient Art in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has worked and published extensively in Classical Greek Pottery and Iconography and has organized an exhibition on the Greeks in the Iberian Peninsula (Athens, Madrid, Barcelona). She has also edited the Catalogue of that exhibition,
Los Griegos en Espaìa. Tras las Huellas de Heracles (Madrid, 2000). Both authors have edited jointly the book
Arte y Poder en el Mundo Antiguo (Madrid, 1997).
This is a very useful corpus of Greek pottery found in the Iberian peninsula.’ Jan Bouzek,
This book will fascinate all those interested in Classics, Ancient History, Greek Pottery, Greek trade and Greek influence on the non-Greek populations in Western Mediterranean.