H 245 x W 175 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
Published Oct 2018
Greek Early Iron Age hierarchy; Feasting; Symposium; Well type built tombs; Apsidal tomb; Pyres; Circular constructions; Successive layers of burials; Food and drink consumption; Bronze cauldrons; Clay tripod pithos
This volume investigates the culture of feasting and the rituals of death among elite citizens in Iron Age Stamna, Greece, by studying archaeological finds from a large number of Protogeometric era tombs.
The Banquet through the Burial Testimony.; A. The tomb evidence.; B. Material evidence of consumption: The ceramic dinner sets.; C. Bronze vessels.; D. Complementary feasting equipment: Spits, Hooks and Knives.; Fare thee well. The Stamna Timeless Farewell.; Feasting and Dying in a lebes; an institutional innovation with an international appeal.; Symposium, Religion and Cult portrayed through successive layers of burials, (semi)circular constructions and pyres.; “Consuming” with the dead.; "In Darkness We Trust"; References