PETASOS: Periodic publication of Diachronic Museum of Larissa
The series «PETASOS» is published electronically under the editorship of the Director of the Diachronic Museum of Larisa. Its aim is to inform, via short articles, the scientific and wider community on facets of Thessalian archaeology of all periods and in particular through the presentation of –preferably – unpublished material from its collections.
The name of the series recalls the petasos, the well-known wide-brimmed hat of ancient Thessalians, which offered protection from the sun and constituted a typical element of the dress of the inhabitants of the Thessalian plains. It is brilliantly represented in relief scenes. The word, originating from the verb «πετάννυμι» which means to spread, to develop, to open, wants to show this spread of knowledge from a closed shell to a wider audience and its diffusion to the scientific community through modern media.
This journal of the DML aims to contribute to scientific discourse, to bring to light little known results of excavations and other investigations and to offer a platform for expression to new researchers of Thessalian archaeology, through the organisation of thematic conferences, whose results and papers will be published in a timely manner.
The first issue of the series is dedicated to the papers presented in the day-workshop on the Archaic Local Pottery of Thessaly, that took part on 24.11.2017 in the Diachronic Museum of Larisa, where specialists discussed their work. It was expertly edited by Prof. Dimitris Palaiothodoros of the University of Thessaly and Stella Katakouta, curator of antiquites in the Ephorate of Antiquities of Larisa.
It is a happy concidence that this archaeological material, so typical for Thessalian museums, is presented on the International Museums Day 2019.