"Greek Vase Painting" - Topics in Greco-Roman Civilization
- Ann E Patnaude
- Frances Searle Building 2370 - MoWe 11:00AM - 12:20PM
Overview of classThis course explores Ancient Greek painted pottery from the Geometric to the late Classical periods (ca. 1050-325 BCE). We will examine Greek pots as artifacts of political and social processes--media through which complex issues of civic, ethnic and class ideologies were instantiated and disseminated.
Each week, we will consider various topics related to the study of Greek vase-painting. Topics include: the importance of archaeological contexts; issues of style and attribution; Greek funerary practices and social structures; the relationship between word and image; pictorial narrative; the articulation of gender; portraiture, authorship and political constructs; the symposium (or drinking party) and Greek poetry; theater and role-playing.
Readings will include ancient sources (in translation) and exemplary modern scholarship. This class fulfills a distribution requirement for Area VI: Literature and Fine Arts.
Class NotesIn Winter 2012, Classics 390-0-20 meets with and is co-listed with Art History 310.
Class AttributesAttendance at 1st class mandatory
No prerequisite in the language
No P/N option for this section
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