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194 196E. B. French, Archaeology in Greece I989-90', AR 36 (1990), 65. 197D. Hogarth, Excavationsat Ephesus(London, 1908), pl. 15. 198D. Stronach, Pasargadae (Oxford, 1978), figs. 42-3 (PP. 83-5), pls 72-5. 199Betancourt (n. 169), 58-98. 200Ibid. In Lesbos recent finds of more archaic Aiolic-style pendent leaf elements have been made at Eresos (Sophoklis Roumeliotis, pers. ), and Pyrrha (Schiering,367-74). 201Betancourt (n. 169), 17-49. 202Although the two styles were known to have been used concurrently (and clearly therefore it was not simply a case of diachronic stylistic development),203the question was not asked of why this particulartype of architecturewas chosen in the first place for use in large-scale architecture or funerary monuments.

17. 2), 64 (cat. no. 24) fig. 4. 24 (= pl. 17. 1). So far even the ceramic analysis work on grey ware sherds from Lesbos has failed to establish secure links to any clay sources known in the island today. For the modern production centres of ceramics in Lesbos see R. Hampe and A. Winter, Bei Tipfernand Zieglernin Siiditalien, SizilienundGriechenland (Mainz, 1965), 147-51; for the failure of analysis work to match the ancient clays to the modern clay sources see Buchholz, 93 (citing the neutron activation analysis of A.

Pol. 1285 Alkaios' slur of xacxocnarpLb6ag a 39) must therefore be a reference to his foreign ancestry rather than any idea that he was of low birth: see Page, I69-7I. 227Page (n. 9); Campbell (n. 186), Sappho frs. 39 (imports of Lydian leatherwork),96 (freedom of movement between Lesbos and Lydia);Alkaios fr. 69 (and 306, a commentary on fr. 69, concerning Lydian interference in the factional disputes at Mytilene). For imports of Lydian ceramics to Mytilene see G. P Schaus, 'Imported west Anatolian pottery at Gordian', Anatolian Studies,42 (1992), 154 n.

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