Kathryn R. Topper
ART H 341
Material remains and the developing styles in sculpture, vase painting, architecture, and the minor arts from the Geometric to the Hellenistic periods; illustrated by slides. Principal sites and monuments, as well as techniques and methods of excavation, are examined in an attempt to reconstruct the material culture of antiquity. Offered: jointly with CL AR 341.
This course surveys the artistic, architectural, and other material remains from the Greek world between the 10th and 4th centuries BCE. Major themes will include the rise of the city-state, the relationship between politics and art, the representation of the body, and the material evidence for religious worship. We will for the most part proceed chronologically, with special sessions devoted to topics such as athletics, the symposium, and the modern management of ancient cultural property.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Slide-based lectures with some student discussion.
Some background in art history or Classical culture is helpful but not required.
Class assignments and grading
Two exams, one short response paper (2 pages), participation in periodic discussions.