Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


The course aims to provide an introduction to the sculpture, painting, pottery, architecture and minor art of Greece and the Aegean world from 2000 B.C. to the age of Pericles in the 5th century.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Greek Art as a rich physical expression of values, aesthetics, religious beliefs and (sometimes) political attitudes of these cultures.

2. Demonstrate appreciation of the importance of observation and detail, as well as an understanding of the major art-historical developments, i.e. being able to recognise and understand the differences between objects from different periods in Greco-Roman history, for example, why a piece of Archaic statuary or vase is different from something Classical.

3. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the social and historical context of Greek art and thereby linkages with past and subsequent literary, historical and social environments of Greece. This also incorporates analysis of ancient literary texts which discuss art.

4. Demonstrate the ability to express accurately, both orally and in writing, the detailed knowledge and critical understanding of these issues.


Cycladic Art

Minoan pottery and minor arts

Minoan architecture

Mycenaean architecture

Mycenaean jewellery, pottery and minor arts

The Geometric period in Greece

Greek Archaic sculpture

Greek Classical sculpture and architecture

Vase Painting; Archaic and classical



Assumed knowledge

20 units at any level in Ancient History or History or Fine Art

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Tutorial paper

Written Assignment: Essay

In Term Test: Class test