The AMPHORAS Project
This site contains information on plain, unglazed, ceramic
storage containers, with two handles, mostly pointed at the bottom,
used to carry wine, oil, fish, and other commodities around the ancient
Mediterranean. AMPHORAS is making available part of the
archive collected by Virginia R. Grace at the excavations of the Agora
at Athens, as well as some additional materials.
- a bibliography of scholarly work on
finding, identifying, and studying Greek and Roman amphoras and
the trade they carried
- passages in ancient Greek literature on
the use of amphoras (quoted in English).
- translations into English of works
(or parts of works) published in Russian on amphoras
- links to other Web sites with amphora
information and/or images (excavations, wrecks, etc)
and other sources of bibliography
- searches of the bibliography files and the text of other files. Use
'@' for and, '.' for any letter (wr.ck@mahdia): see Notes on searching.
Data on Amphoras
We are constructing a searchable database of descriptions and stamp
readings of published Greek (and some Roman) amphoras, including some
illustrations. These are organized by finding-place, and can be searched by
specifying place of manufacture, names, devices, or other data in stamps,
etc. Some material from Athens and Corinth is available.
- Search data
E-mail comments or queries welcomed by the
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Carolyn G. Koehler, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Philippa MW Matheson, Toronto
Note: neither the University of Toronto nor the CHASS facility is in
any way responsible for the contents of the material made available here
by the AMPHORAS Project.