Development of the Hellenistic and Roman trade on the Gulf of Corinth

In this project three selected groups of pottery– lamps, tableware of terra sigillata, and transport amphorae – from the so-called Tycheion of Aigeira will be compared with each other. The find assemblages and quantifications are being assessed according to questions regarding the economic history of the Hellenistic and Roman period.

In cooperation with the Athens branch three selected ceramic find groups from the excavations in the ›Tycheion‹ of Aigeira (Peloponnese) are being studied in regards to economic historical questions. Find assemblages and quantifications of ceramic lamps, tableware of terra sigillata, and transport amphorae of the Hellenistic to late antique periods will be compared with each other. By taking multiple material groups into account it is possible to jointly analyze the material basis consisting of a variety of ceramic import goods so that the analysis is not restricted to a single find category and offers a representative cross-section for the settlement of Aigeira for the time period under study. The find spectra under investigation from the ›Tycheion‹ can be compared in this context with the current publications of other find spots, especially on the Gulf of Corinth (Corinth, Patras, Sicyon, etc.) This approach will make it possible to draw economic historical conclusions based on the type range and primarily for the mentioned region.