Off with its Pedestal! The Greek Vase as Art and Artifact|
Fall 2020 not offered
ARCP 285, ARHA 204|
This course explores the dual role of the Greek vase--as objÚt d'art and as material culture. The first half of the course will trace the origins and development of Greek vase painting from Mycenaean pictorial vases to the masters of Attic Red Figure, examining the painters, the themes, and (often titillating!) subject matter in its social and historical context. The second half will focus on the vase as an artifact and tool for reconstructing social values and economic trends throughout the Mediterranean. We will look at rip-offs, knock-offs, and how much Attic pottery was really worth, and evaluate the use of pottery as an indicator of immigration or cultural imitation. The course will include work with 3D scanning and digital optimization, as well as the construction of a virtual museum exhibit.
The course falls under the Archaeology/Archaeological Science track of the Classics/CCIV Major requirements.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(CLST-Archaeolog)
J. Boardmanm A HISTORY OF GREEK VASES
Other readings TBD
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two research presentations throughout the semester, 2 quizzes on terminology and slide identification.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have taken either Greek History Survey, Roman History Survey, or an Archaeology class in the Classics department.
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