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Ancient Greek Sanctuaries
CCIV 290
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: ARCP 290, ARHA 217

Sanctuaries are among the most conspicuous archaeological remains of ancient Greece. Through an investigation of selected buildings and sites, students will learn about the development of sanctuary planning and practice from inchoate forms to the complex programs of the classical period. While a variety of sites will be introduced, particular emphasis will be given to Delphi and Olympia as examples of major international sanctuaries; Samos and Poseidonia as urban sanctuaries in different parts of the Greek world; and the Athenian acropolis. Important themes and issues will be addressed, including locations and their meanings, the defining features of sanctuaries, the relationship between structure and ritual, political as well as religious functions, transformations over time, and the activities and experiences of the individual.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP)

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