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AH 222-001:
Greek Art and Archaeology

Prof. Leslie Mechem Ladd 211 x5464
lmechem@skidmore.edu Office Hours: TUTH 11-12


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January
25: Introduction 

27: 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

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

Minoan Religion
8-10: Bronze Age: Mycenaean Civilization  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 3, Lawrence, Chaps. 6-7
15: Dark Ages
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 4, Lawrence, Chaps. 8-9 
Slide Identification
17: Geometric Period  
READING: Pedley, Chap. 4, Lawrence, Chaps. 8-9     
22-24:   Orientalizing Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 5, Lawrence, Chap. 10 
25th: 1ST PAPER DUE
February 
 
1: Early Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20 
Slide Identification
3: Middle Archaic Period   Phrasikleia
         E RESERVE READING: Marinatos, Heraion at Samos
8: Late Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          E RESERVE READING: Robertson, Great Change, The Revolution in Painting 1
March
10: Midterm 
22: Daily Life in Ancient Athens
24: Late Archaic Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 6, Lawrence, Chaps. 11-12, 20  
          E RESERVE READING: Robertson, Great Change, The Revolution in Painting 1
29: Classical Period
        READING: Pedley, Chap. 7, Lawrence, Chap. 13  
        E RESERVE READING: Robertson, Great Change, The Revolution in Painting 2

31: Classical Period: Acropolis and Parthenon  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, pgs. 236-255; Lawrence, Chap. 14 
          E RESERVE READING: Hurwit, The Parthenon
Hurwit, The Rock and the Goddess (read for understanding Athena)


April
5: Classical Period:
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, Lawrence, Chaps. 15-16, 22  
          E RESERVE READING: Robertson, Classical Moment
7: Classical Period  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 8, Lawrence, Chaps. 15-16, 22  
          E RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chap. 5III  
         
12: 4th century: Architecture  
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 9, Lawrence, Chaps. 17-18, 21, 24  
         

14: 4th century: Greek Painting
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 9 
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chaps. 6IV & V, 7IV


14TH: 2ND PAPER ASSIGNED 

19: 4th century: Sculpture 
          READING: Pedley, Chap. 9 
          RESERVE READING: Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 
          Chaps. 6I & II, 7II & III

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

May 3: Reflections

2ND PAPER DUE by 9pm

May 9 FINAL EXAM 9:00-12:00 pm Somers Room, The Tang