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Postgraduate Course: Classics: The Topography and Monuments of Athens and Attika (PGHC11173)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis postgraduate seminar is a focused study of the city-state of Athens including the region of Attika from the sixth century B.C. to the second century A.D.
Course description This postgraduate seminar is a focused study of the city-state of Athens including the region of Attika from the sixth century B.C. to the second century A.D. The seminar consists of two parts: 1) meetings in Edinburgh, which will include a trip to the British Museum in London; 2) a two-week excursion in Athens and Attika to visit sites and monuments. Using written and material evidence from the ancient world and its interpretation by modern scholars, the course is thematically organized around various topics. The time in Greece will be spent visiting the material remains - sites, monuments, and museum collections - of this region. By necessity, focus will be on the pre-Roman period, particularly the Archaic and Classical periods. The goal is to compile as comprehensive a picture as possible of life in this one region of Greece over several centuries.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. research skills in classical archaeology, including how to read remains on the ground
  2. in-depth knowledge of key monuments of Athens and Attika
  3. a greater understanding of Greek religion and history
  4. the ability to collate and understand methodological difficulties in reading archaeological and written sources, both ancient and modern
  5. skills to analyze material and written sources for the ancient world and to craft and express arguments in written form
Reading List
Alcock, S.E. and Osborne, R., eds. 1994. Placing the Gods: Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece. New York

Camp, J., 1992 The Athenian Agora, rev. ed., New York

Camp, J. 2001. The Archaeology of Athens. New Haven

Conophagos, C.E. 1980. Le Laurium antique et la technique grecque de la production de l'argent. Athens

Coulson, W. et al., 1994. The Archaeology of Athens and Attica Under the Democracy, Oxford

Economakis, R., ed., 1994 Acropolis Restoration: the CCAM Interventions, London

Eickstedt, K.-V. von. 1991, Beiträge zur Topographie des antiken Piräus, Athens

Goette, H.R., 2001 Athens, Attica, and the Megarid: An Archaeological Guide, London

Goette, H.R., ed. 2002. Ancient Roads in Greece: Proceedings of a Symposion in Athens, November 23, 1998. Hamburg

Goette, H.R. and T. Weber. 2004. Marathon. Mainz am Rhein

Hoepfner, W. and Schwandner, E.-L. 1994. Haus und Stadt im klassischen Griechenland. Neubearbeitung. München

Hurwit, J.M. 1999 The Athenian Acropolis, Cambridge

Hurwit, J. 2004. The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles. Cambridge.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsTopography Monuments Athens Attika
Course organiserProf Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
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