Postgraduate Course: Early Greek Art (1000-500 BC) (PGHC11249)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course examines the development of Greek art and architecture during the Geometric and Archaic periods. Emphasis will be on interpreting materials in their political, historical, religious, and social context.
Of special interest are Greek interactions with the Near East, the development of the polis, large-scale sanctuaries and architecture; the function and deployment of myth in vase painting and sculpture; new forms of government; class structure.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- research skills in classical studies
- in-depth knowledge of key monuments and sites in the Early Greek world
- a greater understanding of Greek religion and history
- the ability to collate and understand methodological difficulties in reading archaeological and written sources, both ancient and modern
- skills to analyze material and written sources for the ancient world and to craft and express arguments in written form
|Barletta, B. 2001. Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders. Cambridge.|
Barringer, J. 2014. The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece. Cambridge.
Gunter, A. 2009. Greek Art and the Orient. Cambridge.
Hall, J. 2006. A History of the Archaic Greek World. Malden, MASS.
Mazarakis Ainian, A. 1997. From Rulers¿ Dwellings to Temples: Architecture, Religion and Society in Early Iron Age Greece (1100-700 B.C.). Jonsered.
Rystedt, E. and B. Wells, eds. 2006. Pictorial Pursuits: Figurative Painting on Mycenaean and Geometric Pottery. Stockholm.
Shapiro, H.A., ed. 2007. The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece. Cambridge
Sparkes, B.A. 1996. The Red and the Black: Studies in Greek Pottery. London and New York.
Valavanis, P. 2004. Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece. Athens.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Early Greek Art
|Course organiser||Prof Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
|Course secretary||Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782