Greek Art and Society: Hellenistic


Greek Art and Society: Hellenistic. Greek world expanded by Alexander's conquests into western Anatolia and north-western India. Material and visual culture of important sites and characteristic buildings, monuments, images. Particular attention paid to: recent discoveries at Vergina and Pella; royal capital of Attalid Pergamon; city-states of Athens and Priene; Egyptian and Greek interaction in Ptolemaic Alexandria and Egypt. Other important subjects include: the Hellenistic royal image on coins and in statues; colonial settlement, such as that at Ai Khanoum in north-east Afghanistan; changes in honorific and funerary representation. Course also looks at late Hellenistic Delos and mass export of Hellenistic material. Instructor consent required. One course.

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