This course aims to introduce students to the art and archaeology of Geometric-Archaic Greece (ca. 1000-480 BCE) through a diachronic exploration of major material culture categories, such as architecture, sculpture and pottery, as well as themes, such as societies, politics and religion.
This course aims to:
1. teach and analyse the most important specimens of Geometric-Archaic Greek art and archaeology, in combination with select written sources;
2. explore the aesthetic, social, political and other origins and influences of Geometric-Archaic Greek art and archaeology;
3. enable students to critically approach a past system of aesthetics, creativity and ideological expression by exploring concrete examples of Geometric-Archaic Greek material culture.