Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10721401T11403ROMAN POTTERYCompulsory476
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The variety of different wares, distribution patterns and modes of production which have been revealed by arcaeological researches are interpreted and simplified in this lecture. As it has been suggested that a trade in roman pottery as such may have existed rarely, the production techniques and the typologies of roman pottery are given in this lesson.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kaan ŞENOL
Learning Outcomes
1 To know the production techniques of Roman ceramics
2 Discussing the bibliography of the Roman cermics
3 Understanding the phases of ceramic production during the Roman Imperial Period
4 Understanding the typology of ceramics during the Roman Imperial Period
5 Knowing how to use ceramic data produced during the Roman Imperial Period
6 To understand the chronology of Roman ceramics
7 Identifying the exportation modes of Roman ceramics
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Roman pottery production and production techniques -Roma Rebuplican Fine Ware; Campania A, B, C, Groups, Hercules plates -Roma İmperial Fine Ware; Pompei Ware, Gallic Workshops -Terra Sigillata, İtalian Sigillata, Pisa Workshops, Campanian Workshops, South Gallic Workshops, Spain Workshops -Eastern Sigillata A-E Groups; Pergamon, Phokaia, Kıbrıs, Tralleis Workshops -Red Slipped Ware - Lead Glazed Ware, Alcaline Ware -North African Ceramics, A-D Groups -Late Sigillata Groups -Roman Imperial amphora forms -Ceramic industry in the Roman Imperial Period
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Examining the concept of the program and presenting the bibliography.Investigating the concept of the courses
2Roman ceramic production techniques Reading: Hayes, J., Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery, British Museum Press 1997; Peacock, D.P.S., Pottery in the Roman World: an archaeological approach, Newyork, 1982, s.142-159
3Serial production, mass production exportation models and relations of production sites and the settlement Reading: Hayes, J., Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery, British Museum Press 1997; Greene, K., Roman Pottery, London 1992; Hayes, J., “Late Hellenistic and Roman Pottery in the Eastern Mediterranean –an Overview of Recent Development”, Trade Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity: The Ceramic Evidence, (ed.) M.B. Briese, L.E. Vaag, Denmark 2005, s.11-26; Loesby, S.T, “The Ceramic Data and the Transformation of the Roman World”, LRCW 2, Late Roman Coarse Wares Cooking Wares and Amphorae in the Mediterranean, ed. M. Bonifay, J.-C. Treglia, Vol. I, BAR Int Ser. 1662 (I), Oxford 2007, s. 1-14; Poblome, J., Brulet, R., Bounegru, O., “The Concept of Sigillata Regionalaism or Integration”, Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum, Acta 36, 2000. s.279-283.
4Amphora production during the Imperial Period Reading: Peacock, D.P.S., Williams, D.F., Amphorae And The Roman Economy, 1985; Tomber, R., “Polarising and Integrating the Late Roman Economy: The Role of Late Roman Amphorae 1-7”, Ancient West and East, vol. 3, no. 1, Boston 2004, s. 155-165.
5Campanian CeramicsReading: Morel, J.-P., “La céramique campanienne : acquis et problemes ”, Céramiques Hellénistiques et Romaines, Centre de Recherches d’Histoires Ancienne, Vol. 36, Paris 1980 , s. 87-122
6Red Slip Ware Reading: Enciclopedia dell'arte antica classica e orientale. Atlante delle Forme Ceramiche I, Ceramica Fine Romana nel Bacino Mediterraneo (Medio e Tardo Impero) Rome 1981
7Italian Terra SigillataReading: Asicart , Hereu, F., Llinas i Pol, J., Sagrera i Aradilla, J., “Primera aproximacio à la difusio de la Terra Sigillata Lucente al nord-est de Catalunya”, CYPSELA, IX, Girona 1991, s. 197-207; Martin, A., “Sigillata Wasters from Ostia ”, RCRF Acta 35, 1997, s. 199-202
8Midterm examination
9Eastern SigillataReading: Gunneweg, J., Perlman, I., Yellin, J., The Provenience, Typology and Chronology of the Eastern Terra Sigillata, QEDEM 17, 1983, s.1-120; Regev, D., “A New Approch on the Origin of Eastern Sigillata A”, Topoi suppl. 8, 2007, s. 189-200.
10Gallia and Spain SigilataReading: Martin, A., “South Gaulish Sigillata in Italy ”, OPVS International Journal for Social and Economic History of Antiquity, IV 1985, s. 124-139.
11African red slip ware Reading: Bonifay, M., “La céramique Africaine, un indice du développement économique”, An tart, 11, 2003, s. 113-128; Bonifay, M., Etudes sur la céramique romaine tardive d’Afrique, BAR Int Ser 1301, Oxford 2004, s. 1-525.
12Late SigillataReading: Hayes, J. W., Late Roman pottery, British School at Rome, London, 1972
13Cypriot sigillata, Seramiği, Sagallassos ware, Phocaean Sigillata Reading: Hayes, J.Y., “Cypriot Sigillata”, RDAC, 1967, s.65-77; Kenkel, F., “The Cypriot Red Slip Ware and its Derivatives from Pednelissos in Pisidia”, Çanak, BYZAS 7, (ed.) B.Böhlendorf-Aslan, A.O. Uysal, J.Witte-Orr, 2007, s. 131-146; Martin, A., “La sigillata focese (Phocaean Red-Slip/Late Roman C Ware)”, Ceramica in Italia VI-VII secolo, Atti del Convegno in onore di John Hayes Roma, 11-13 maggio 1995, Firenze 1998, s. 109-122; Meyza, H., “Cypriot Sigilata and Its Hypothetical Predecessors”, Céramique Hellénistiques et Romaines TMO 35, Maison de l’Orient, Lyon 2002, s.23-31; Waag, L.E., “Phocaean Red Slip Ware-Main and Secondary Productions”, Trade Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity: The Ceramic Evidence, (ed.) M.B. Briese, L.E. Vaag, Denmark 2005, s. 132-138
14Lead Glazed ware, lampsReading: Les Ceramiques en Anatolie aux Epoques Hellenistique et Romaine, Actes de la Table Ronde d’Istanbul, 22-24 mai 1996, (Ed.) C. Abadie-Reynal, IFEA, Paris 2003, s.1-191 ; D.M. Bailey, A Catalogue of Lamps in the British Museum, British Museum, 1975-96; .L. Herrman & A. van der Hoek, Light from the Age of Augustine, Harvard, 2002.
15Common ware, cooking ware and storage vessels during the Imperial PeriodReading: Arthur, P., “Pots and Boundaries on Cultural and Economic Areas between Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages”, LRCW 2, Late Roman Coarse Wares Cooking Wares and Amphorae in the Mediterranean, ed. M. Bonifay, J.-C. Treglia, Vol. I, BAR Int Ser. 1662 (I), Oxford 2007, s. 15-27; Zabehlicky-Scheffenegger, S., Schneider, G., “Ephesian Cooking Vessels of the Augustan Period”, Trade Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity: The Ceramic Evidence, (ed.) M.B. Briese, L.E. Vaag, Denmark 2005, s.63-67.
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Selected Bibliography: Greene, K., Roman Pottery, London 1992 Anderson-Stojanovic, V.R., STOBI The Hellenistic and Roman Pottery, 1992 Dyson, S.L., Cosa: The Utilitarian Pottery, Rome 1976 -Le Céramiques Communes de Campanie et de Narbonnaise (1er s.av.J.-C.-IIe s.ap.J.C.), La Vaiselle de Cusine et de Table, Actes des Journées d’étude Organisées par le Centre Jean Bénard et la Sopritendenza Archeologica per le Province di Napoli e Caserta, Naples 27-28 mai 1994, Naples 1996 -Céramique Hellénistiques et Romaines TMO 35, Maison de l’Orient, Lyon 2002, Hayes, J., Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery, British Museum Press 1997 Olcese, G., Ceramica Romana e Archeometria: Lo Stato degli Studi, Atti delee Giornate Internazionali di Studio Castello di Montegufoni (Firenze), 26-27 Aprile 1993, Firenze 1994 Robinson, H.S., Pottery of the Roman Period, Volume 5, The Athenian Agora, 1959 Tomber, R., “Roman Pottery Studies in the Mediterranean: Past Research and Future Prospects”, JRA 3, 1990.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Discussion133
Self Study10330
Individual Study for Homework Problems12224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12121
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading13339
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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