"The amphora is a vessel used mainly for transporting liquids and semi-liquids in antiquity, so the goods it would be transporting were mostly wine, oil, fish sauces, perhaps honey," archaeologist and Fournoi survey project director Dr George Koutsouflakis from the Ephorate
of Underwater Antiquities, said.
(13) Plutarch treats the ephorate
as a later addition, albeit one deeply continuous with Lycurgus' constitutional reforms: 'the first ephors were appointed in the reign of Theopompus' about 'one hundred and thirty years after Lycurgus' (7.1).
He then identifies yet another 'heightened form' of social virtue in Fichte's account of the ephorate
and the state official, comparing it this time with Robespierre's vertu publique.
In the fifteenth, in the forty-eighth year of the priestess-ship of Chrysis at Argos, in the ephorate
of Aenesias at Sparta, in the last month but two of the archonship of Pythodorus at Athens, and six months after the battle of Potidaea, just at the beginning of spring (Thuc.
Our work has been facilitated by Metaxia Tsipopoulou, the late Nikos Papadakis, and Costis Davaras on behalf of the 24th Ephorate
of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.
(42.) Rhodoniki Etzeoglou, The Ephorate
of Antique Shops and
28.1-2); to the creation of the ephorate
and the honours paid to dead kings.
These remarkable findings have been made public by the Greek government after the start of a five-year collaborative project involving the Ephorate
of Underwater Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and The University of Nottingham.
We thank Xeni Arapogianni, director of the 7th Ephorate
of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, for this information.