THE GREEK WORLD: ARCHAIC AND CLASSICAL

MDS2TGW

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world - especially through the material evidence of art, architecture, and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th Century to the late 4th Century BCE, although we will be exploring earlier and later material too). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process of colonization. We will be exploring the Greek achievement in art and architecture (Olympia, Parthenon), the emergence of the city-state, the treatment of myth both in art and literature, and the broader social and political history of the period.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGillian Shepherd

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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