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Academic references

This page is where you will find the references for ancient and contemporary sources on ancient mosaics. They will be listed under subject headings, I will only be putting verifiable references up, if you feel there are any discrepancies then get in touch. Please let me know if you have any  references you wish to share, Lawrence at

Disclaimer; I only use extracts that I can verify, in line with copyright whole artiles are not posted except where the authors permission is gained. Whatever you read here I always advise that you check the primary source.

Use the drop down bar from the main link or click on the titles below;

Literary references to ancient mosaicists/mosaics

Inscriptions (in mosaic) refering to mosaicists 

Greek mosaic references (no references yet)

Contemporary writers on mosaicists, workshops and copybooks

Contemporary writers on techniques and methods 

Contemporary writers on tools found 

Contemporary writers on marbles and stones used (no references yet)

Contemporary writers on geometric design

Contemporary writers on figural mosaics (no references yet)

Contemporary writers on iconography (those not covered in other areas) (no references yet)