By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on
Euboeans were certainly the first mainland Greeks to found new colonies in southern Italy and Sicily, and likely the first to do so at Al Mina on the Syrian coast. Euboean pottery of the 6th cent BC is modeled after either Corinth or Athens. The etymology of Euboea's Chalcidian vases arises from their production by Euboean immigrants to southern Italy, possibly at Rhegion (Reggio di Calabria). Chalcidian vases are one group of a variety of black-figured vases whose place of manufacture is unknown and which combine mainland Greek, western and sometimes even Etruscan aesthetic.