CLASSIC 17A

Introduction to the Archaeology of the Greek World
Section: 
001
Days and Time: 
TTh 9:30-10:59A
Room: 
DWIN219
Units: 
4
Instructor: 
Kim Shelton
Additional Notes: 

Fulfills the L&S breadth requirements in Arts & Literature and Historical Studies.

Course Description: 

This course is intended as an in-depth introduction to the material culture of the Ancient Greeks. We will examine and discuss the architecture, sculpture, painting, and ceramics of the various periods chronologically from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic period, and will examine how archaeologists and art historians interpret this evidence. One goal of the course is to understand the technical and artistic development and changes in the artifacts and their characteristic styles while gaining deeper insight into the civilization that produced them through an understanding of how the wider social and economic context conditioned and were affected by these accomplishments.

Famous monuments and sites (the Shaft Graves of Mycenae, the Panhellenic Sanctuaries of Olympia and Delphi, the Acropolis of Athens) will be examined in detail together with many new discoveries “fresh out of the ground”. This material will be presented through illustrated lectures and readings. Grades will be based on three exams and a term project.

Discussions: 
Section Day/Time Room Instructor Class #
101 DIS Th 12-12:59P BARR54 Cushman, Sophie 20937
102 DIS W 11-11:59A STAN179 Cushman, Sophie 20933

 

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