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The Greek Vase as Art and Artifact
CCIV 283
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ARCP 285, ARHA 204

This course explores the dual role of the Greek vase--as objét 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'll look at rip-offs, knock-offs, how much Attic pottery was really worth, and evaluate the use of pottery as an indicator of immigration or cultural imitation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(CLST-Archaeolog)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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