Art of the ancient Greek world

Lecturer: Susanna MCFADDEN

6 credits

This course surveys the art, archaeology and culture of the ancient Greeks from the Bronze Age to the end of the Hellenistic period (2nd millennium BCE to 31 BCE) with an emphasis on the social context of images and monuments. We will consider Greek culture’s interconnectedness with other civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean, such as the Egyptians, Etruscans and the Persians, with the aim of situating major artistic and stylistic developments in the Greek world within broader historical, religious, political and social developments. Overarching themes in the History of Art related to gender, the body, identity and reception will also be touched upon. Finally, we will address modern society’s engagement with ancient Greece today, considering questions about cultural heritage, archaeological ethics and the antiquities trade.

100% coursework