Life in Antiquity

Course Information
TitleΟ βίος των αρχαίων / Life in Antiquity
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280011494

Programme of Study: PPS History (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
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Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours36
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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)
Learning Outcomes
The students will study the ideology concerning the religion and the cult of the ancient greek societies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1)Introduction. Religion and cult in ancient Greece. 2) Literary and epigraphical sources. The vocabulary and the place of dedications 3) Occasions for dedication, formulae of dedication, dedication management 4) Votive objects. Introduction. Representations of the god. 5) Representations of the donor (family, priests ect.Buildings and major monuments. 6) Archaic statuary types. 7) Votive objects. Pinakes, clothing, wreaths. 8) Warlike. Cauldrons. 9) Vases and cult vessels. 10) Memorials of life and work. Models of body parts. Athletic. 11) Money. Mirabilia. Miniatures. 12)Dedications: The case of a sanctuary in Macedonia. 13)Summary and conclusion.
Dedications, cult
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
In this course will be presented themes concerning the votives in ancient greek sanctuaries. The students will study the ideology concerning the religion and the cult of the ancient greek societies.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1173.9
Written assigments1183.9
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
ThesCRA I (2004), 2. d. Dedications 269 κ.ε. Roose, W., Greek Votive Offerings (1902). Brommer, F., Griechische Weihegaben und Opfer in Listen (1986).
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