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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
22: Introduction 

27: 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? 

29: Bronze Age: Minoan Civilization
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 2, Lawrence, Chaps. 3-5 sections on Middle Bronze Age

February 
3: Bronze Age: Minoan Civilization  
          READING: READING: Pedley, Chap. 3, Lawrence, Chaps. 3-5 sections on Late Bronze Age

Minoan Religion print by clicking on print button above
5-10: Bronze Age: Mycenaean Civilization  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 3, Lawrence, Chaps. 6-7
12-17: Dark Ages and Geometric Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 4, Lawrence, Chaps. 8-9 
19-24: Orientalizing Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 5, Lawrence, Chap. 10 
          24TH: 1ST PAPER ASSIGNED
Slide Identification
26: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20 

         
 
3-5: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          RESERVE READING: Marinatos, Greek Sanctuaries, Essay 7, pgs. 125-152 (for the 3rd)

Slide Identification

        5TH: 1ST PAPER DUE
March
10: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, Chap. 4V  

12: Midterm 
24-26: Classical Period
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 7, Lawrence, Chap. 13  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap.4VI 
31: 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

April
2-9: Classical Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, Lawrence, Chaps. 15-16, 22  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 5III  
         

14-16: 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

14TH: 2ND PAPER ASSIGNED 

21-23: Hellenistic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 10, Lawrence, Chaps. 19, 23  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 8IV 
28: Graeco-Roman Ar

        2ND PAPER DUE