Undergraduate Course: Hellenistic Art (CACA10014)
|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||An exploration of Greek art and architecture from c. 323-31 B.C. in its political, religious, and social context.
An exploration of Greek art and architecture from c. 323-31 B.C. in its political, religious, and social context. Of special interest are the development and political manipulation of portraiture, the rise of the Hellenistic baroque style, wall painting, theatrical architecture, and interactions with non-Greek cultures (including the Romans), which produce a hybrid art in response to new concerns.
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.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 3000-word essay (50% of overall assessment)
One two-hour examination (50% of overall assessment)
Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
If this course runs in the first semester - Semester 1 (only) visiting students will be examined in the December exam diet.
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
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, an in-depth knowledge of Hellenistic art and archaeology;
- 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. 2014. The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece. Cambridge.|
Bugh, G., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World. Cambridge.
Burn, L. 2005. Hellenistic Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus. Los Angeles.
Green, P. 1990. Alexander to Actium. Berkeley.
Martin, L. 1987. Hellenistic Religions. Oxford.
Pollitt, J.J. 1978. 'The Impact of Greek Art on Rome.' Transactions of the American Philological Association 108: 155-174.
Pollitt, J.J. 1986. Art in the Hellenistic Age. Cambridge.
Smith, R.R.R. 1988. Hellenistic Royal Portraits. Cambridge.
Stewart, A. 1990. Greek Sculpture, 2 vols. New Haven and London.
Stewart, A. 1993. Faces of Power: Alexander's Image and Hellenistic Politics. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London.
Stewart, A. 2004. Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis. Cambridge.
Stewart, A. 2014. Art in the Hellenistic World: An Introduction. Cambridge.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The maximum number of students that can be accommodated on this course is 32.
|Course organiser||Prof Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
|Course secretary||Miss Katherine Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 8349