CALL FOR PAPERS
Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology
05/2021 – Thematic issue: “Carriages”
Carriages were very important tools in antiquity. They were used in everyday life for transportation. There were certainly very important in war at least in certain periods. Deities and heroes were imagined to use carriages, sometimes fantastic ones flying in the sky, being driven by winged horses. These instruments became important also in the Panhellenic games. They are sometimes found in exceptionally lavish tombs. Unfortunately there is no comprehensive book which describes them in detail, which focuses on the animals used for traction, which gives a rich set of examples of representations of carriages in the visual evidence and finally which specifies the architectural context of their uses. Thus there is need of a new book on the issue. This volume hopefully would fill this gap in the existing bibliography.