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230 pages

150 illustrations (82 pages of colour)

Published Feb 2020

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789693812

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Georgia; Propaganda; Aegean Bronze Age; Mediterranean Archaeology; Near East

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Twenty-one contributions, written by friends and colleagues, reflect the wide interests of Professor Michael Vickers; from the Aegean Bronze Age to the use made of archaeology by dictators in the modern age. Seven contributions relate to Georgia, where the Professor has worked most recently, and made his home.



Early Cycladic? Lead model boats in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford – Susan Sherratt ;
Two Cushions, a Bes, a boar and a bead. New ‘discoveries’ in the Aegean collection at the Ashmolean – Helen Hughes-Brock ;
Ancient Colchis and the origins of iron: interim results from recent field survey work in Guria, Western Georgia – Brian Gilmour, Marc Cox, Nathaniel Erb-Satullo, Nana Khakhutaishvili and Mark Pollard ;
The structure and function of ancient metrology – John Neal ;
The second stage of the Grakliani Culture – Vakhtang Licheli ;
Owl skyphoi around the Adriatic – Branko Kirigin ;
Gyenus on stage: civic foundation and the comedy of Aristophanes’ Birds – David Braund ;
New archaeological finds at Pichvnari (November-December 2010) – Amiran Kakhidze ;
A double-sided glass relief pinhead from ancient Colchis – the Pichvnari ‘Heracles – Sujatha Chandrasekaran ;
Gold jewellery from Kavtiskhevi – Darejan Kacharava ;
Palynological analysis of organic materials from Pichvnari (including the earliest silk in Georgia) – Eliso Kvavadze and Maia Chichinadze ;
Mercurial metrics – Kenneth Lapatin ;
The Erechtheion glass gems: classical innovation or Roman addition? – Despina Ignatiadou ;
Carp from the Danube delta? Notes on an unusual gold-glass in the Wilshere Collection – Susan Walker ;
Mediterranean drinking habits in Roman Britain: celery-flavoured wine prepared in an Iron Age bronze strainer – Eberhard W. Sauer, Mark Robinson and Graham Morgan ;
From an offshore island: classical art and the Britons in Late Antiquity – Martin Henig ;
The siege-drill (trypanon): new archaeological evidence from Georgia – Nicholas Sekunda ;
An emphatic statement: the Undley-A gold bracteate and its message in fifth-century East Anglia – Daphne Nash Briggs ;
The Levant Company and British collecting – Arthur MacGregor ;
Cryptography and vasology: J.D. Beazley and Winifred Lamb in Room 40 – David W.J. Gill ;
Dictators and Antiquity – Clive Foss

About the Author

Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953 and lived in England for the first part of his life, completing his studies at Manchester University. He has held research positions at Monash University in Melbourne and at the Australian National University in Canberra. He then worked for a British Academy research project as sub-editor for the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names in Oxford, and later taught ancient history for a year at Manchester University. Since 1994 Nicholas has lived in Poland, where his father was born. He has taught at the Nikolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, and currently holds the post of Head of Department of Mediterranean Archaeology at Gdansk University. He has participated in excavations in England, Poland, Iran, Greece, Syria and Jordan, and now co-directs excavations at Negotino Gradište in the Republic of North Macedonia. He is the author of a number of books concerning Greek Warfare.