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AH 222:
Greek Art and Archaeology

Prof. Leslie Mechem Ladd 211 x5464
lmechem@skidmore.edu Office Hours: MF 1:30-2:30


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January
25: 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? 

February 
1: Bronze Age: Minoan Civilization
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 2, Lawrence, Chaps. 3-5 sections on Middle Bronze Age
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
8-10: Bronze Age: Mycenaean Civilization  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 3, Lawrence, Chaps. 6-7
15-17: Dark Ages and Geometric Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 4, Lawrence, Chaps. 8-9 
22-24: Orientalizing Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 5, Lawrence, Chap. 10 
          24TH: 1ST PAPER ASSIGNED
Slide Identification
 
1: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
3: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          RESERVE READING: Marinatos, Greek Sanctuaries, Essay 7, pgs. 125-152

Slide Identification
8: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, Chap. 4V

1ST PAPER DUE
March
10: Midterm 
22-24: Classical Period
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 7, Lawrence, Chap. 13  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap.4VI 
29: 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
March 31-7: Classical Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, Lawrence, Chaps. 15-16, 22  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 5III  
         

12-19: 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

12TH: 2ND PAPER ASSIGNED 

21-28: Hellenistic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 10, Lawrence, Chaps. 19, 23  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 8IV 
May 3: Graeco-Roman Ar

        2ND PAPER DUE