History of Art-Ancient Art

Course Information
TitleΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ Ι-ΑΡΧΑΙΟΤΗΤΑ / History of Art-Ancient Art
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStella Lavva
Course ID600001180

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 104
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Required Courses
  • GRL-A1S Modern Greek Language Erasmus Semester A1
General Prerequisites
1. General knowledge of High School subjects in «Ancient History» and «Ancient Greek Art» 2. Αccess to a computer
Learning Outcomes
►Upon the successful completion of the course students will be able to 1. Trace the timeline of major events in Ancient Greece. 2. Identify the important stylistic and technical developments of Ancient Greek art; 3. Discuss important artworks, presenting relevant information on each work’s historical context and constitution; 4. Discuss important artists in terms of the style of their work; 5. Analyse visually works of art, using appropriate terminology; 6. Relate selected works of Ancient Greek art to relevant cultural context(s).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The art of ancient Greece from the Geometric period through the coming of Rome in its historical and social context (1100 – 30 BC.). This course focuses on close visual observation of works of art and the investigation of their social, economic and political environment. Students acquire an understanding of Greek Mythology and diverse types of artistic production, especially Sculpture, Pottery and Grave Artefacts and its relevance to other ancient cultures. In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the Department, the following tools are used: 1. Formal lectures accompanied by visuals: image power point presentations; educational films. 2. Classroom discussion of material presented in formal lectures and assigned reading material. 3. Field trips and museum visits, as appropriate. 4. Individualized assistance during office hours for further discussion of course material and additional readings.
Αncient Greek Art, Sculpture, Pottery, Painting
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
A.Power point and elearning platforms as a teaching tool/ Email το communicate with the students B.DVD's educational content: 1.«Ηow Art Made the World 1 (More Human than Human)-BBC Documentary by Dr.Nigel Spivey (Cambridge) 2.«Ηow Art Made the World 2 (The Day Pictures Were Born)»-ΒBC Documentary by Dr.Nigel Spivey (Cambridge) 3.«Ηow Art Made the World 3 (Τhe Art of Persuasion)-BBC Documentary by Dr.Nigel Spivey (Cambridge)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment180.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.3
Student Assessment
Students must attend regularly (13 classes/semester), participate actively in class, read all weekly assignments, and study all images in class powerpoints. Students are graded 80% depending on the final in class examination and 20% on participation in the class
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Δ.Πλάντζος, Ελληνική Τέχνη και Αρχαιολογία, 1100 – 30 π.Χ., «Καπόν», Αθήνα 2016 2.M.Boυτυράς-Α.Γουλάκη-Βουτυρά,Η αρχαία ελληνική τέχνη και η ακτινοβολία της, Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2012 3.Γ.Κοκκορού-Αλευρά, Η Τέχνης της Αρχαίας Ελλάδας, εκδόσεις «Καρδαμίτσα», Αθήνα 1995
Additional bibliography for study
1. K.Kerenyi, Η Μυθολογία των Ελλήνων, εκδόσεις «Βιβλιοπωλείο της Εστίας», Απρίλιος 2010 2. Ε.Simon, Οι θεοί των Αρχαίων Ελλήνων, «UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS A.E.», Αθήνα 1996 3. P.Kroh (σε μτφρ. Δ.Λυπουρλή – Λ.Τρομάρα), Λεξικό ελλήνων συγγραφέων Ελλήνων και Λατίνων, «UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS A.E.», Θεσσαλονίκη 1996 4. J.Overbeck, Antike Schriftquellen der bildenden Künste bei den Griechen, Λειψία 1867 5. Φ.Ζαφειροπούλου, Αριστουργήματα αρχαίας ελληνικής γλυπτικής, «Μέλισσα», Αθήνα 2005 6. Στ.Λυδάκη, Aρχαία Ελληνική Ζωγραφική και οι απηχήσεις της στους νεότερους χρόνους, «Μέλισσα», Αθήνα 2002 7. Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Ιστορία της Αρχαίας Τέχνης, Η τέχνη των ανατολικών λαών, των Ετρούσκων, των Ελλήνων και των Ρωμαίων, εκδόσεις «Gutenberg – τυπωθήτω», Αθήνα 2010. 8. Χ.Καρούζου, Αρχαία Τέχνη, Ομιλίες – Μελέτες, εκδόσεις «Ερμής», Αθήνα 2000
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