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R. W. V. Catling

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Lefkandi, a coastal site (ancient name unknown) in *Euboea between *Chalcis and *Eretria. Inhabited from the early bronze age until its desertion c.700 bce, perhaps following the Lelantine War (see ... More

metallurgy, Greek  

Jonathan Edmondson

Metallurgy covers all processes involving native metal or metallic ores after mining (concentration, smelting, refining) up to the production of artefacts. Understanding these depends less on ... More

polychromy, sculptural, Greek and Roman  

Jan Stubbe Østergaard

The term “polychromy” has been in use since the early 19th century to denote the presence of any element of colour in Greek and Roman sculpture. The evidence for such polychromy is ... More


Frederick Norman Pryce, Donald Emrys Strong, and Michael Vickers

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Mar 2016
Seals played an important part in ancient life, taking the place of the modern signature on documents and, to some extent, of *keys and locks. The materials for sealings were *lead and wax ... More