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Amphoras were for storing wine - the narrow base was used as an additional handle while pouring and is too narrow for the amphora to stand up unassisted. They were either placed in stands or sealed and stored on their sides.

Folks drank lots of wine so there's lots of amphoras. Also often stamps so you can date them and track trade routes.

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Coroplast - Greek maker of terracotta figurines.

Interesting to imagine the Greeks displaying statues on a mantel like we do today lol

Wonder how affordable these statues were. They figured out how to use molds - did ordinary people display these?

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Pots and Pans of Classical Athens | American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Brian A. Sparkes, Lucy Talcott
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Very short chapbook. Pots and pans, as promised.

This one shows a drinking party. The types of pots used at such parties are in the rim around the bottom. Most of the painted pots shown have scenes showing how the pot was used.

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Jerdencon
The Corfu Trilogy | Gerald Durrell
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We are big fans of the Durrells in Corfu show and I downloaded for free the book it was based on... my 10 year old son is reading it on my kindle as we take the bus to head into Manhattan to see the Rockettes at Radio City. #raisingreaders #startingtheholidayseason

Lifeisasnap Great way to start it off public transit and a good book. Enjoy the day! 2d
Blueberry My son enjoyed it also and then read the other two in the trilogy 2d
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Kefalonia was not #laislabonita in 1953, when this book is set because of an earthquake. #MOvember @Cinfhen

#keeplitsyactive #disaster @ljuliel

Cinfhen I‘m intrigued by the blurb and drawn in by the cover art and book title 4d
BarbaraBB I loved this book when I read it in the 90s!! 4d
ljuliel Good one ! We have yet to see an earthquake book, so now we have one. 4d
jenniferw88 @ljuliel 😊 glad I could help! 4d
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TheEllieMo
The Corfu Trilogy | Gerald Durrell
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Life in Corfu with the Durrells... perhaps not quite #LaIslaBonita

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Check out this awesome photo @KarenUK ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 4d
KarenUK @cinfhen 😍😍😍 Once I‘m done with the book (which is lovely so far), I‘m definitely going to give this TV show a try... I just read about the tortoise! 🐢 4d
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KarenUK
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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#Bookreport @Cinfhen

- Completed Brideshead Revisited and loved it. Can‘t believe I had never read it. So my jam!

- 2/3 of the way through my re-read of a favorite book. Trying When God was a Rabbit on audio. Unusually the author narrates it herself, but then again she‘s an actress so it makes sense. Really enjoying it.

- 1/3 through my new read (tagged book). This classic NonFic is delightful! Set in Corfu, between the wars, it‘s fab so far.

Cinfhen Looks like you had a successful reading week and stayed pretty much on track🙌🏻once again, I need to compliment your cover coordination 😃💕 4d
jillrhudy ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 4d
BarbaraBB Great update! 4d
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KarenUK
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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#Movember #laislabonita
I love me a story set on an island, whether sunny and idyllic or stormy and bleak! I‘ve included my favorites here, plus my current (tagged) read which is turning out to be completely delightful💕 😍🌴💨🌊

Tamra I was going to mention The Summer Book, but I see you have it. 👍🏾👍🏾 5d
Cinfhen This is SO your jam 💙💙💙 5d
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KarenUK @tamra Thanks for the recommendation... Stacked! 💕📚 4d
KarenUK I have not @Soubhiville , sounds heartbreaking. Stacked 📚💕 4d
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KarenUK
My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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A quick update on #20booksby2020
@megnews .... So far 12/20.....
Starting the tagged book today.... I have a feeling it‘s going to totally be my jam! 😊🤞💕📚

megnews 👏 👏 👏 (edited) 6d
Samplergal I think you will enjoy it. 6d
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts! 6d
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jillrhudy On what date do we start counting our #20booksby2020 ??? 6d
KarenUK @jillrhudy We all committed to 20 books from our TBR that we wanted to read before the end of the year, I think it was sometime back in August?🤷‍♀️... We each made a collage of these 20, and are posting our progress. Never to late to join in! 😊 6d
jillrhudy @KarenUK I don't know; I think maybe it is! LOL but I did read 14 books in October so maybe I could make it! It's committing to the books that's tricky because then I'll hear about a book on a podcast, or get an unexpected ARC. . . 6d
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Some people travel to say they‘ve been there. Some people travel to BE there. To revel in a place‘s people, culture, and history. Kassabova went to rediscover her homeland but what she didn‘t expect were the claims her homeland would make on her. Beautiful writing.

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