It is striking enough that in the central Mediterranean Euboean
material occurs at all the sites where Levantine material is found before about the middle of the eighth century, with the exception of Vetulonia and Torre Galli, and the same is also true of Carthage.
Unlike Dio's Euboean
Oration in which the countryside is always presented positively and the city negatively, Longus' idyllic narrative is not ideal--cf.
The huge side of the Euboean
rock is carved into a cavern, to which lead a wide hundred entrances, a hundred mouths, from which rush as many voices, the Sibyl's responses.
Cadiz, Castillo de Dofia Blanca, and Huelva (where an Euboean
skyphos fragment was found [p.
The bulk of the assemblage is local wheel-made, with shapes and decoration following Aegean prototypes; there are some local (different, 'Macedonian') handmade shapes and some imports, principally Euboean
and Attic, and some mysterious black- and red-slip varieties.
Its raison d'etre was apparently both military and commercial: to dominate the Almiros plain and to act as a port-of-call for ships en route from the Euboean
Strait to Demetrias/Volos.
50-52) by myself on the handful of painted Euboean
Geometric sherds from the heavily Phoenicianized nuragic village of Sant'Imbenia near Alghero.
Indeed there seems some evidence of Euboean
and Corinthian potters moving to set up workshops in Etruria, Campania, and at Pithekoussai (Williams 1986; Ridgway 1992: 131-3,136).
380) through the Doro strait, the Euboean
channel, and via the island chains to the south and east.
One cannot, of course, judge the quality of the exhibition from the catalogue, but it is surely a pity that the Metropolitan Museum in New York could not see its way to loaning its magnificent pair of Middle to Late Geometric Attic grave kraters, nor to giving up, even temporarily, the Cesnola krater, surely the finest example of Euboean
Late Geometric art.
In describing his expedition against the Euboeans
, Plutarch states the following.
Topics include aspects of Bronze Age trade; the changing relationship of the Euboeans
and the East; and Greek influence on Achaemenid art and architecture.