Fulfills Humanities, Intermediate
Traditions from 1000 BC to 403 BC in architecture, painting, ceramics, sculpture and the minor arts. This course provides a survey of the art and archaeology of the ancient Greek world from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period (ca. third millennium B.C. through first century B.C.). The geographical focus of the course is the eastern Mediterranean, specifically the Balkan peninsula, the islands of the Aegean Sea, and western Turkey. Topics in architecture, painting, ceramics, sculpture and the minor arts will examine the problems in context, chronology, reconstruction, technique and style in Greek art and archaeology. Assigned readings will illuminate important discoveries, new technologies, and theoretical and methodological debate in the disciplines of art history and archaeology.