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Abstract | Deciphering Greek Amphora Stamps

About 300,000 Greek amphora stamps have been discovered so far. What were they used for? They themselves do not tell us, and no ancient source mentions them. Hence hypotheses have multiplied since the middle of the 19th century. A historiographic approach will help to set out the problem in a new way. The study of the Rhodian evidence will then provide a fresh solution.  

About Nathan Badoud

Nathan Badoud (PhD from the Universities of Neuchâtel and Bordeaux 3) is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Fribourg, where he directs a research project under the auspices of the Fonds National Suisse studying the economic integration of the the Aegean region into the Roman Empire (2nd-1st cent. BC). His principal publications deal with the history and archaeology of Rhodes, and with Greek amphora stamps. After an affiliation with the "Sapienza" University in Rome, he has been in turn a member of the French School at Athens, Senior Fellow of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names in Oxford and Senior Fellow of the Institut für Alte Geschichte at the University of Vienna.

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