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AH 222:
Greek Art and Archaeology

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


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January
22: Introduction 

24: Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages
        READING: Pedley, Introduction, Chap.1, Lawrence, Chaps. 1-2 
         Sesklo, Dimini
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? 

Images of Lerna

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

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

Minoan Religion

5-7: Bronze Age: Mycenaean Civilization  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 3, Lawrence, Chaps. 6-7
12: Dark Ages
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 4, Lawrence, Chaps. 8-9 
Slide Identification
19: Geometric Period  
READING: Pedley, Chap. 4, Lawrence, Chaps. 8-9
          19TH: 1ST PAPER ASSIGNED
21-26:   Orientalizing Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 5, Lawrence, Chap. 10 
Slide Identification
28: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20 
1ST PAPER DUE Friday March 2nd
February 
 
5: Archaic Period   Phrasikleia
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          RESERVE READING: Marinatos, Greek Sanctuaries, Essay 7, pgs. 125-152
March
7: Midterm 
19: Daily Life in Ancient Athens
21: Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, Chap. 4V
         
26: Classical Period
        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 
         

April
2-4: Classical Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, Lawrence, Chaps. 15-16, 22  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 5III  
         

9-16: 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

12TH: 2ND PAPER ASSIGNED  Greek Painting Lecture

18-25: Hellenistic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 10, Lawrence, Chaps. 19, 23  
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 8IV 
30: Graeco-Roman Ar

        2ND PAPER DUE   
May 8 FINAL EXAM 6-9 pm PMH 202