By Chris Gosden, Helena Hamerow, Philip de Jersey, Gary Lock
For nearly 40 years the learn of the Iron Age in Britain has been ruled via Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe. among the Nineteen Sixties and Eighties he led a chain of large-scale excavations at recognized websites together with the Roman baths at bathtub, Fishbourne Roman palace, and Danebury hillfort which revolutionized our knowing of Iron Age society, and the interplay among this international of ''barbarians'' and the classical civilizations of the Mediterranean. His general textual content on Iron Age groups in Britain is in its fourth version, and he has released groundbreaking volumes of synthesis on The historic Celts (OUP, 1997) and at the peoples of the Atlantic coast, Facing the Ocean (OUP, 2001). This quantity brings jointly papers from greater than thirty of Professor Cunliffe's colleagues and scholars to mark his retirement from the Chair of eu Archaeology on the college of Oxford, a put up which he has held considering that 1972. The breadth of the contributions, extending over 800 years and varying from the Atlantic fringes to the jap Mediterranean, is testimony to Barry Cunliffe's personal terribly extensive pursuits.
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536–9) and build your own plough and waggon (Op. 423–33, 456); and we are reminded that an unmarried subsistence farmer (Eumaios) would only have clothing and furnishings enough for himself and his servants: if a guest needed a cloak or bedding, the host would have to surrender his own (Odyssey 14. 513–517). We should also note that nobody kept a house or fed himself alone. Homer’s Ithacan aristocrats were farmers whose wealth and connections had accumulated over several generations. Odysseus’ father, Laertes, is pictured as having built his own farm from scratch and planted his own fruit trees and vineyard.
Because women who could make cloth ‘such as goddesses like to weave’ (Odyssey 10. 222–3) were so valuable and a source of pride, and because their work was everywhere on view as garments and furnishings, something we glimpse in sixth-century Etruscan painted tombs (Steingra¨ber 1985), textile patterns were understandably reproduced to embellish items of lesser inherent value, like ceramics. g. Kristiansen 1998: 221–2). We hear of Helen weaving narrative images of episodes in the Trojan war (Iliad 3.
And sponsored my application for an Honorary Research Associateship at the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford. With this chapter based on work in progress I would like to thank him for all his support over the years, and celebrate a long association. Re-reading some of Barry’s recent books with this paper in mind I found I kept wanting to engage him in conversation in the many places where, with an enviable narrative freedom that it is diYcult to imagine in the academic archaeology of thirty years ago, he evokes the reality of people’s lives in the past, whether it be Pytheas’ journey to the frozen north (CunliVe 2002) or the Celtic raiding mentality (CunliVe 1997: 88–9) or wondering whether old 16 Daphne Nash Briggs Wghters living in the Fayum oasis in the mid-third century bc told ‘their incredulous children stories of the fertile Danube plain or the pine-clad slopes of Mount Parnassos remembered from the time when they had camped in its shadow waiting to pillage Delphi’ (CunliVe 1997: 182).