By Clemente Marconi, Columbia University. Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
This quantity offers with Greek painted vases, exploring them from a variety of methodological issues of view and relocating past the normal specialise in connoisseurship and magnificence. the amount, which represents the complaints of a world convention sponsered by way of the heart for the traditional Mediterranean at Columbia collage, is an attempt to take advantage of the big richness of those vases by utilizing them to check common cultural background.
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C. by two coins of Hieron II. No skeleton was discovered in grave no. 2. Here the materials found (Fig. : a band decorated amphora, a black-glazed amphora, and three Athenian black-ﬁgure amphorae. Because there are no traces of later alterations to the grave, as was the case with the grave no. , who rightly warn against positing a direct relation. , Torelli 1991 (quality of the imported, Athenian vases directly proportional to the eudaimonia of the deceased). , at Akragas the cemetery of Pezzino (De Miro 1989, 17, ﬁg.
With a series of tile graves and cists lined with ashlar blocks (graves nos. 1–2, 9A–9B). After an interruption of some decades (maybe even after a partial destruction of the area), the use of the cemetery resumed during the ﬁfth century, again with a series of cists and pits lined with ashlar blocks which date all the way down to the end of the century. After the events of 406, when Akragas was besieged, taken, and sacked by the Carthaginians, the area was not used for burials, and it is only at the beginning of the third century that this use resumed.
9 Deposition of arms and armor in burials: see in general Snodgrass 1999, 48, 72f. For Sicily see Pelagatti and Vallet 1980, 375. , and 699 no. 280 for the graﬃto. 8 images for a warrior 31 a warrior. Both scenes are quite standard in their iconography. In the music scene, a young performer plays the kithara in the presence of two women. On the other side, a warrior prepares for departure equipped with round shield, helmet, and spear and ﬂanked by a Skythian archer. The pair faces a woman raising her hand in a gesture of farewell.