This course evaluates the visual culture and archaeological remains of the Greek lands from the “Bronze Age” to the end of the Hellenistic period. In this course, we not only examine the visual characteristics of the architecture, painting, and sculpture of ancient Greece, but also interpret those characteristics within their historical and cultural context. We study the major religious, funerary, and social rituals of the ancient Greeks and how the archaeological remains inform us of those activities. (Course offered in alternate years.)
Prerequisites: Survey of Western Art recommended, but not required.