Kathryn R. Topper
CL AR 343
Survey of the art of Greece and the eastern Mediterranean from the time of Alexander the Great to the Roman conquest. Principal sites with their sculpture, painting, mosaics, and minor arts examined in lectures illustrated with slides. Offered: jointly with ART H 343.
This course examines the art and architecture of the Greek world (including Greece, western Asia, north Africa, and Italy) between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and Octavian's victory at Actium in 31 BC. Major themes will include encounters between Greek and local traditions, the representation of the body, portraiture, the relationship of politics to art, and the material evidence for religious worship.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Although there are no formal prerequisites for this course, students will be required to master a large corpus of visual material, so some prior experience with the Classical world and/ or art history is helpful.
Class assignments and grading