Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004577

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Purpose of this course is for the students to know and understand the basic fields of research and methodology of Classical Greek Archaeology and its various thematic areas (architecture, topography, sculpture, ceramic production etc.), which they will study in detail during the next semesters, also to get familiar with the archaeological terminology and the relevant archaeological material.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Course Content (Syllabus)
Greek Archaeology uncovers, examines and studies the material remains of ancient Greece from the 10th to the 1st century BC. The course focuses on the history of this particular discipline as well as its research sections. The principal aspects of architecture, city planning, sculpture, pottery and small-scale art along with the conditions that shaped their development will be presented through the examination of important monuments and artifacts of the ancient Greek civilization dated from the Proto-Geometric to the Late Hellenistic period. Week #1 Archaeological sciences – history of archaeology as science – the first systematic excavations Week #2 Methods of archaeological field research – the dating of archaeological finds Week #3 The Periods of Greek antiquity Week #4 Architecture: the ancient greek polis – sanctuaries – tombs – building materials Week #5 Methods of construction – masonry systems – the orders - temples Week #6 Types of buildings Week #7 Repetition Week #8 Sculpture: categories of sculpture – materials – the sculpture of the geometric and archaic periods Week #9 The sculpture of the archaic and classical periods Week #10 The sculpture of the Hellenistic period – portraits - repetition Week #11 Pottery: Prices – workshops – the shapes of vases and their use – protogeometric and geometric pottery Week #12 The archaic period - Attic blackfigured vases – Attic redfigured vases Week #13 Vase-Painting in South Italy – Panathenaic amphorae - repetition
Classical Archaeology, Ancient Greek architecture, Ancient Greek sculpture, Ancient Greek pottery
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment812.7
Student Assessment
Written exams: 100% The aim of the examination is to establish whether the students know and comprehends information by commenting on images and forming opinions. For this reason, attendance –though not compulsory- is considered necessary.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Hölscher, T. Κλασική αρχαιολογία. Βασικές γνώσεις, μετ. Π. Παπαγεωργίου, Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press, 2005 [τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: Klassische Archäologie. Grundwissen, Stuttgart: Theiss, 2002].
Additional bibliography for study
Βαλαβάνης, Π. (επιμ.), Μεγάλες στιγμές της ελληνικής αρχαιολογίας, Αθήνα: Καπόν, 2007. Βουτυράς, Μ. – Γουλάκη-Βουτυρά, Α., Η αρχαία ελληνική τέχνη και η ακτινοβολία της, Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών, 2011 [] Κοκκορού-Αλευρά, Γ., Η Τέχνη της Αρχαίας Ελλάδας. Σύντομη ιστορία (1050-50 π.Χ), Αθήνα: Καρδαμίτσα, 1995. Πλάντζος, Δ., Ελληνική τέχνη και αρχαιολογία 1100-30 π.Χ., Αθήνα: Καπόν, 2011. Alcock, S.E. –Osborne, R. (eds.), Classical Archaeology, Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology, Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 20122. Biers, W.R., The Archaeology of Greece. An Introduction, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 19944. Mee, C., Greek Archaeology. A Thematic Approach, Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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