"Mighty indeed are the marks and monuments of our empire which we have left. Future ages will wonder at us, as the present age wonders at us now."
Perikles, son of Xanthippos (Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, trans. Rex Warner, Penguin, 1972)
For centuries people have wondered at the marks and monuments of the ancient Greek world and have used them as models or, in more recent days, have questioned their validity as icons. In Greek Art and Archaeology, students will explore the artistic and archaeological objects and mounuments of the ancient Greece. During this exploration students will address many topics, including questions about artists, craftsmen, and technique, issues of politics and gender, and the relevance of Greek monuments today.
To learn the terminology associated with Greek art, architecture, and archaeology.
To gain specific knowledge of selected works of Greek art and archaeology.
To use objects and monuments as historical and cultural evidence in order to understand the past and its relationship to the present.
To analyze works of art and archaeology formally, spatially, temporally, and iconographically.
To find, evaluate and differentiate among primary and secondary sources.
To communicate effectively and precisely in writing and speaking.