Undergraduate Course: The Art of Classical Greece: Myths, Meanings, and Patrons (CACA10010)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers study of a series of case studies of Classical Greek images read in their larger visual, social, and historical contexts.
The course is comprised of a series of in-depth case studies of Greek images read in their larger visual, social, and historical contexts. While the emphasis is on sculpture, particularly mythological depictions in architectural sculpture, all material culture, read together with written sources, is used in an effort to grasp intentions of patrons and available meanings to viewers.
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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 key Classical Greek sites and problems concerning them;
- 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. 2005. 'The Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Heroes, and Athletes.' Hesperia 74: 211-241.|
Barringer, J.M. 2008. Art, Myth, and Ritual in Classical Greece. Cambridge.
Camp, J., 1992 The Athenian Agora, rev. ed., New York.
Coulson, W. et al., 1994 The Archaeology of Athens and Attica Under the Democracy, Oxford.
Hurwit, J.M. 1999. The Athenian Acropolis. Cambridge.
Hurwit, J.M. 2004. The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles. Cambridge.
Keesling, C. 2003. Votive Statues of the Athenian Acropolis. Cambridge.
Pedley, J.G. 2005. Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Ancient Greek World. Cambridge.
Smith R.R.R. 2007. 'Pindar, Athletes, and the Early Greek Statue Habit.' In Pindar's Poetry, Patrons, and Festivals: From Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, edited by S. Hornblower and C. Morgan, 83-139. Oxford.
Stewart, A. 1990. Greek Sculpture, 2 vols. New Haven and London.
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|Course organiser||Prof Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582