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H 276 x W 203 mm

136 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

French text

Published Oct 2018

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784919399

Digital: 9781784919405

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oikema; multi-purpose room; commerce; agora; stoa; commercial street; commercial architecture

Oikèma ou pièce polyvalente: recherches sur une installation commerciale de l’Antiquité grecque

By Pavlos Karvonis

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This volume discusses the evolution of oikema—the most common type of commercial facility in ancient Greece—through a study that covers a large area including Continental Greece, the Aegean islands, the Ionian islands and the west coast of Asia Minor.



Introduction; Nomenclature; Le vocabulaire antique des installations commerciales; Les critères d’identification des pièces polyvalentes; L’apparition de la pièce polyvalente; Les activités attestées dans les pièces polyvalentes; Les caractéristiques des pièces polyvalentes; La gestion des pièces polyvalentes; Les pièces polyvalentes et l’organisation du commerce; Conclusion; Bibliographie; Index des lieux; Index des mots grecs; Index des auteurs anciens; Index des inscriptions; Origine des illustrations

About the Author

PAVLOS KARVONIS studied archaeology in Athens from 1994 to 1998. In 2000, he finished his Masters degree at the University of Paris X-Nanterre and in 2004 he defended a thesis entitled “Lieux et locaux de vente dans la Grèce égéenne du IVe au Ier siècle av. J.-C.” at the same University. In 2006, he worked for the Archaeological Society at Athens, and since 2007 he has been working for the Academy of Athens in the Tabula Imperii Romani program. He has published two volumes on the Aegean islands and Attica, and has published several articles on commercial architecture. He is also preparing the publications of two commercial buildings located on the western shore of the island and participates in a research programme on stone and its use on Delos.