Greek Art and Society: Archaic to Classical


Main categories of buildings, monuments, and images most characteristic of ancient city life in fifth and fourth centuries BCE. Range of material studied: city plans, temples, statues, reliefs, painted pottery. Emphasis on archaeological and historical contexts; questions and themes concern relation of new forms of public building and representation to changing historical circumstances. Fifth century made decisive break with archaic visual modes; area of special investigation is swift emergence and consolidation of revolutionary way of seeing and representing known as 'classical art'.

Enroll Consent

Instructor Consent Required

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 541S
Typically Offered