Mycenae, the Parthenon, Olympia, Venus de Milo: a few examples of how Ancient Greece laid the foundations of Western civilisation. Today, this cultural phenomenon continues to generate knowledge, inspiration and fascination for specialists and non specialists alike. Join us for a visually rich course, in which we will explore the art and archaeology of Ancient Greece through a variety of lectures and other learning resources, including museum collections.
We will focus on major categories of Ancient Greek art and archaeology, such as pottery, architecture and sculpture, and will follow these from the Minoan until the Hellenistic period (ca. 3100-31 BCE). In the process, we will unravel the ways in which they can give us a wealth of information about how people lived and thought in past societies.