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Akoue, Newsletter of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Spring 2010, No.62, 2010-Web

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Newsletter o the AmericAN school o clAssicAl studies At AtheNs
In thIs Issue: Agora excavaio 3neh Callg Gra Awardd 4nw Robio Fllowip 4 Cori excavaio 5Aca. Lac 7 neh Fllow Rpor 8 nw Pblicaio 9sd Rpor: Microaa rom Moclo 10Afliad excavaio 11nw Acqiiio or Arciv15Lorig hall tr 80 17 smmr sio 2009 19  J. Mogomry sar’ Lgacy 21 Grc i 1963 22 Wir Lab: noliic ad eBA Bo tool 26 InseRt:Ali Paa Papr Pblid G1 Library Rciv Caalogig Gra G1 Walo Lcr Draw Crowd G2ev i Rviw G3
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Photo: C. Mauzy
 Agora Excavations 2009 season:Debbie Sneed at one of the pyresdiscovered in Section
holdingone of the pots found there.
   á   k  o  u  e   !
54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece6–8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
, the newsletter o the ASCSASpring 2010 No. 62
Executive Editor 
Irene Bald Romano
Sally Fay
Design & Production
Mary Jane Gavenda
is published semiannually by theASCSA under the inspiration o DoreenC. Spitzer, Trustee
. Please addressall correspondence and inquiries to the
Newsletter Editor, ASCSA U.S. Oce, 6–8Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232.Tel: (609) 683-0800; Fax: (609) 924-0578;E-mail: ascsa
ascsa.org; Website:www.ascsa.edu.gr.ÁkOUE IN COLOR ON THE WEB.See this issue in color on the School’swebsite at:
Each year, the School awards up to twelveellowships to students accepted or mem-bership in its intensive, nine-month RegularProgram, consisting o eld trips to majorarchaeological sites o Greece; seminars inAthenian and Attic topography and monu-ments and in literature and history; andtraining in archaeological techniques at theSchool’s excavations at Ancient Corinth.Thans to these ellowships, students areexposed to experiences that infuence theirdissertation ocus and that have a lastingimpact on their academic careers.The experiences reported by last year’sellowship recipients underscore the valueo Regular Program membership. Here, sev-eral ellowship holders share some o theirobservations.The Michael Jameson, Philip Lochart,and Martin Ostwald Fellowships are oeredthans to unding provided by the AreteFoundation. The James and Mary H. Ot-taway, Jr. Fellowship is available rom theASCSA thans to a generous annual dona-tion rom ASCSA Trustee
JamesH. Ottaway, Jr.). The Emily TownsendVermeule Fellowship was established by agenerous bequest rom the estate o EmilyT. Vermeule, and gits rom ASCSA alumni,riends, and colleagues o Ms. Vermeule.
Having known that I wanted to study at the American School or years, there was muchexcitement as I prepared or my year in Athens.When I also ound out that I had been giventhe Lockhart Fellowship, I was (and continueto be) extremely grateul or the support thatthe School provides or me. . . . Being able tosee the sites, many o which were remote or inaccessible without the aid o the School, isan experience that I will never orget.I have come to realize that the AmericanSchool is not an institution that only stayswith one or a year or two; the benets and thecommunity provided by the American Schoollast a lietime.
R. H
University o Southern Caliornia2008–09 Philip Lochart Fellow
I eel honored to have been awarded the Mi-chael Jameson Fellowship. I will always be proud to be associated in some small way withan ancient historian o such esteem. This year at the ASCSA has enriched my studies consid-erably, providing me with invaluable experi-ences and interactions with its members and aculty. . . . I greatly appreciated my time in Athens and look orward to using the tools Iacquired and experiences to inorm my re-search and teaching in the uture.
R. J
Rutgers University2008–09 Michael Jameson Fellow
Though my research is chiey philological andhistorical in nature, I spent the 2008–09 aca-demic year at the ASCSA studying archaeologyand learning to look at the ancient world in anew way. My experiences at the School helpedme to refne my approach to my own work,taught me a great deal about the work o mycolleagues, and aorded me the opportunity tointeract with many scholars rom around theworld whom I may never have met otherwise.
W. l
University o Virginia2008–09 Martin Ostwald Fellow
My heartelt thanks to the entire sta o the American School, as well as to the Trusteesand to the Ottaway amily in particular, orthis unique and ediying opportunity to studyat the School and thus to encounter Greece somuch more thoroughly than I could ever haveaccomplished on my own. I consider it a privi-lege and a blessing to have been a part o thiscommunity, and I hope to continue to be a parto it in the uture.
Due University, 2008–09 James H. and MaryOttaway, Jr. Fellow
continued on page 26
 t Val o Fllowip
2008–09 Jamesn Fellw Sean R. Jensenat Mnemasia.
Photo by K. Goetz
Excavations were carried out in the Athe-nian Agora or eight wees during summer2009. The excavation team consisted o 52student volunteers and ve supervisors;participants represented 32 American uni-versities and colleges and ten other coun-tries. The excavations were made possibleby a substantial grant rom the PacardHumanities Institute, with contributionsrom Randolph–Macon College and privateindividuals.In the area southwest o the Agorasquare (Section Gamma), we continuedour investigation o the Classical buildingssouth o the Tholos. They lie between the“Strategeion” and the house o Simon thecobbler, and are close to the square andto major public buildings. Following ourwor attempting to determine i the “Strat-egeion” was a civic or commercial building,it seemed worthwhile to try and determinei this complex o buildings was civic, com-mercial, or domestic in unction. Amongother things, the excavations in 2009claried the plans o the three buildings,grouped around a central courtyard.The buildings were excavated in the1950s and only limited loor levels re-mained to be investigated. Beneath one o the foors were two long deep pits cut intobedroc, lled with debris and large rag-ments o amphoras rom the ourth centuryB.C. More useul was a tile-lined well oundin the courtyard o the complex. Debrissupports a domestic or commercial use o the buildings; recovered were numerouspyramidal loomweights, small oil fass(squat leythoi), cosmetic boxes (pyxides),and cooing wares, all suggesting the pres-ence and activities o women. A paintedinscription on ragments o a Panathenaicamphora preserves part o the name o thepresiding magistrate, Dieitrephes, who wasarchon in 384/3 B.C. Civic activity in thearea o the well is suggested by only a singlediast’s toen, used to assign seats in thelawcourts: a simple bronze dis, the sizeand shape o a coin, stamped with the letterB on both sides.Section beta theta, overlying the buildingidentied as the Stoa Poiile, was excavatedat its eastern and western ends. At the west,we encountered the bottoms o oundationso early modern buildings. Remains o sev-eral equines were ound, the bones largelydisarticulated, as well as a large, shallowlime slaing pit; they seem to date to thesixteenth century, when this area was justoutside the limits o the built-up part o thecity. The ll into which these remains wereset (also largely sixteenth century) includ-ed a great deal o ragmentary pottery, mucho it decorated. There was no architectureassociated with the layers producing thispottery and—lie the later horse burials—the material may indicate that this area wasused as a dumping ground at the edge o the inhabited area.In Section BH we removed most o theMiddle Byzantine walls, exposed severalyears ago, which overlie the east end o the Stoa Poiile. With their removal, moreo the remains o the bac wall and twointerior columns o the Poiile were ex-posed. In addition, late Roman rubble wallsdividing the stoa into rooms were cleared.A concentration o bronze coins in the lateRoman levels suggests that the new roomswere used as shops. Associated pottery in-dicates that these modications were madein the th and sixth centuries.Behind the bac wall o the Stoa Poiile,starting at about the level o the top o theeuthynteria, we encountered a broad trenchrunning parallel to the wall. Within thiscutting we uncovered two terracotta pipe-lines, both o which had been ound behindthe western end o the Stoa. The smaller,upper one seems to date to the ourth cen-tury B.C., while the larger, lower one iscontemporary with the stoa, dating to thesecond quarter o the th century B.C.Given its date and the act that it seemsto be carrying resh water out o the citytowards the northwest, it is tempting toassociate this aqueduct with the passagein Plutarch (
Lie o Kimon
13.8) where thestatesman kimon is credited with “con-verting the Academy rom a waterless andarid spot into a well watered grove, whichhe provided with clear running tracs andshady wals.”In Section BZ we continued the explora-tion o the Classical Commercial Building.Much o the wor was concentrated in thetwo northernmost rooms. In one, we triedto clear the area o a collapsed cistern, as-sociated with a shat ound two years agoto the east and dating to the third centuryB.C. This interpretation was drasticallyemended in the nal wee o excavation. As
Agora excavaio: Paid soa ad Byod
Photos, clockwise:
A recnstructed terractta well liner rm the well. Three identicalpieces wuld hae rmed a circle. Each ring ( three) wuld then be placed ne ntp  each ther t line the well. Laura Gawlinsi descending int the well in Sectin
t cmplete nal measurements. Fragments  a Panathenaic amphra.
Photos: C. Mauzy
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