Undergraduate Course: The Athenian Akropolis (CACA10026)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines the history of the Athenian Akropolis and its slopes from its earliest habitation in the Neolithic period until the late antique period.
This course examines the history of the Athenian Akropolis and its slopes from its earliest habitation in the Neolithic period until the late antique period. The focus will be on the monuments and religious rituals evidenced there, including not only large-scale architecture, but also sculpture, smaller votives, altars, inscriptions, and topographical features. Emphasis will be given to technical archaeological matters, the use of ancient written sources in interpreting the material remains, and the role of the Akropolis in the life of the city.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter(at least 2 of which should be in Classical Art/Archaeology) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.)
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Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, research skills in classical archaeology;
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, in-depth knowledge of the art and archaeology of the Athenian Akropolis;
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, a greater understanding of Greek religion and history;
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, the ability to collate and understand methodological difficulties in reading archaeological and written sources, both ancient and modern;
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, skills to analyze material and written sources for the ancient world and to craft and express arguments in written form.
|Barringer, J. M. 2008. Art, Myth, and Ritual in Classical Greece. Cambridge.|
Barringer, J.M. 2014. The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece. Cambridge.
Boersma, J. S. 1970. Athenian Building Policy from 561/0 to 405/4 B.C. Groningen.
Economakis, R., ed. 1994. Acropolis Restoration: the CCAM Interventions. London.
Harris, D. 1995. The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion. Oxford.
Holtzmann, B. 2003. L¿Acropole d¿Athènes: monuments, cultes et histoire du sanctuaire d¿Athèna Polias. Paris.
Hurwit, J.M. 1999. The Athenian Acropolis. Cambridge.
Hurwit, J.M. 2004. The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles. Cambridge.
Raubitschek, A. 1949. Dedications from the Athenian Akropolis. Cambridge, MA.
Stewart, A. 1990. Greek Sculpture, 2 vols. New Haven and London.
Stewart, A. 2008. Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art. Cambridge.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||For a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with the Course Secretary (at 650 3582 or Classics@ed.ac.uk) for approval to be given.
|Course organiser||Prof Ian Ralston
Tel: (0131 6)50 2370
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582