Digging for info on Greek Artifacts

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted! I’ve been lost for the past month in research land, tracking down many potential meanings for my shield devices. I’ve been looking at Greek myths, period literature, anthropological studies of the late Archaic period, sociological theorizing about ancient Greek culture, and so many other things in […]

Pots on pots on pots

Mid 4th century, bce. Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Well here I am, coming late to the blogging game. While I have been waist-deep in pottery researching for the past month, I have  been neglecting to post about my progress. Subsequently, this post will summarize all of my vase-filled progress up to the second week in June. I began my research on the last […]

Shield Devices: the Message behind the Miniature Man

This summer, I will be delving deep into the minds of Athenian vase painters, studying one small aspect of their work, yet untapped by scholars: the shield device. What is a shield device, you might ask? It is the design on a warrior’s shield, completing their fearsome battle garb. Attic vases are resplendent with soldiers […]