Apulia

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a region in southeastern Italy on the Adriatic

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Though Trendall's opinions on the production of Lucanian red-figure would be shaped and modified by important finds made during his lifetime, he remained steadfast in his attribution of Apulian red-figure production to Taras.
These same scholars have followed Trendall's lead in presuming that all Apulian red-figure was produced at Taras until c.
When describing the overall decline of Apulian red-figure, Trendall states:
The death throes of Apulian red-figure are to be seen in a few vases .
These populations were not simply non-contributors; they were envisioned as having exerted a corrupting influence on the quality of Apulian vase-painting.
In the post-Trendall era, very few archaeologists have questioned the idea that Apulian red-figure was produced exclusively at Taras for the first century of its existence.
For them, it was not simply a passion for vases that were unearthed at Ruvo; they were both thoroughly convinced that the Apulian red-figure vases found there had also been produced there (Jatta 1844: 63-78; Jatta 1869: 15-28).
The study of Apulian red-figure took a critical turn when French classicist Francois Lenormant published his first volume of La Grande-Grece in 1881.
This caveat set the tone for another assumption that was to become pervasive in the non-Italian literature on this subject: If Italic settlements like Ruvo and Canosa had, in fact, produced Apulian red-figure pottery, it was only the late vases that--in their crowded compositions and gaudy colours--showed no resemblance to the reserve and balance of the fifth century Attic masters.
The primary catalysts of these two colonies were, moreover, Athens and Taras, leading Furtwangler to suggest an emigration of craftsmen from Athens to its new foundation of Thurii, then to Herakleia and (slightly later) to Taras, giving rise to the development of the two principal branches of South Italian red-figure, Lucanian (at Herakleia) and Apulian (at Taras) (Furtwangler 1893: 150-52).
Just as the material culture of Apulia has tended to get sucked into the orbit of the region's most readily identifiable centre, there has been a longstanding desire to accord the city of Athens--the centre of centres in the Classical Mediterranean--a more influential role in the development of Apulian red-figure than it might deserve.