APULIAN POTTERY : an important type of south Italian pottery, mostly decorated in the red-figured technique. Production seems to have started in the late 5th century bc and may have been influenced by Athenian pottery. One of the early centers may have been Tarentum. In the middle of the 4th century the scenes became more ornate with additional figures inserted in the field and an increased use of added colors. Plain wares were also produced.