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AH 222:
Greek Art and Archaeology

Prof. Leslie Mechem Ladd 211 x5464
lmechem@skidmore.edu Hours: MWF 10-11


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January
24: Introduction 

26: Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages
        READING: Pedley, Introduction, Chap.1, Lawrence, Chaps. 1-2 
         Sesklo, Dimini, and Lerna 
        QUESTION: What kinds of communities can we reconstruct for the Neolithic and early Bronze ages from the evidence at Sesklo, Dimini, and Lerna? What kind of structures did people live in? Are there specialized crafts or tasks for people? Is there evidence for community organization? 

31: Bronze Age: Minoan Civilization
          READING: Pedley, Chaps. 2-3, Lawrence, Chaps. 3-5 

February 
2: Bronze Age: Minoan Civilization  
          READING: Minoan Religion print by clicking on print button above
7-9: Bronze Age: Mycenaean Civilization  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 3, Lawrence, Chaps. 6-7
14-16: Dark Ages and Geometric Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 4, Lawrence, Chaps. 8-9 
21-23: Orientalizing Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 5, Lawrence, Chap. 10 
          23TH: 1ST PAPER ASSIGNED
Slide Identification
28: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20 
Slide Identification
         
 
March
2-7: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          RESERVE READING: Marinatos, Greek Sanctuaries, Essay 7, pgs. 125-152 (for the 2nd); Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, Chap. 4V (for the 7th) 
        7TH: 1ST PAPER DUE
9: Midterm 
21-23: Archaic and Classical Periods
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 7, Lawrence, Chap. 13  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap.4VI 
28: Classical Period: Acropolis and Parthenon 
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, pgs. 236-255; Lawrence, Chap. 14 
          RESERVE READING: Choose one of the following readings: Rhodes, Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis, Chap. 2; Neils, Worshipping Athena, Chap. 8 or 9
30: Classical Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, Lawrence, Chaps. 15-16, 22  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 5III  
    
April
4-6: Classical Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, Lawrence, Chaps. 15-16, 22  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 5III  
         

11-13: 4th century  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 9, Lawrence, Chaps. 17-18, 21, 24  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chaps. 6IV & V, 7IV
Slide Comparison

13TH: 2ND PAPER ASSIGNED 

18-25: Hellenistic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 10, Lawrence, Chaps. 19, 23  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 8IV 
27: Graeco-Roman Ar
           
May 4: 2ND PAPER DUE