August 17, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Carpenter Edits Book on ‘Italic People of Ancient Apulia’

A book co-edited by Dr. Tom Carpenter on “The Italic People of Ancient Apulia: New Evidence from Pottery for Workshops, Markets, and Customs” was published by Cambridge University Press.

The Italic People of Ancient Apulia book coverCarpenter is the Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities and Distinguished Professor of Classics at Ohio University. His co-editors were K.M. Lynch of the University of Cincinnati and E.G.D. Robinson of the University of Sydney.

Abstract: The focus of this book is on the Italic people of Apulia during the fourth century B.C., when Italic culture seems to have reached its peak of affluence. Scholars have largely ignored these people and the region they inhabited. During the past several decades, archaeologists have made significant progress in revealing the cultures of Apulia through excavations of habitation sites and un-plundered tombs, often published in Italian journals. This book makes the broad range of recent scholarship – from new excavations and contexts to archaeometric testing of production hypotheses to archaeological evidence for reconsidering painter attributions – available to English-speaking audiences. In it 13 scholars from Italy, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Australia present targeted essays on aspects of the cultures of the Italic people of Apulia during the fourth century BC and the surrounding decades.


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