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: 195
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Category
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)
General Prerequisites
General knowledge of High School request in 'Ancient History' and 'Ancient Greek Art'
Learning Outcomes
The module will introduce students to the many different forms taken by art in the ancient world and the ways that this material can be approached and used in the study of wider historical and cultural issues. It will help to develop students’ intellectual skills in the following areas: • Skills of visual analysis including ability to recognise and interpret different iconographies and to analyse different artistic styles • Understanding of the ways that visual and material evidence has been studied since Antiquity • Ability to present structured chain of argument drawing together evidence into cohesive whole of history of art and visual arts • Ability to select & apply appropriate problem-solving methodologies connecting art history and visual arts • Ability to conduct independent research & analysis
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)
Art History I-Ancient Art (1100-30 π.Χ.) The course provides basic knowledge concerning Classical Archaeology. It presents a history of research, the methods and the terminology of Classical Archaeology and introduces the students to Ancient Greek Art emphasizing on sculpture and pottery but also on mythology. • Sculpture: categories of sculpture and materials. The sculpture of the geometric, archaic, classical and hellenistic period. • Pottery: the shapes of vases and their use. Progeometric and geometric pottery. Pottery of the archaic period: attic blackfigured vases, attic redfigured vases, vase-Painting in South Italy. Panathenaic amphorae, white ground lekythoi.
Αncient Art, Plastic, Pottery, Mythology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
DVD's educational content
Course Organization
Reading Assigment341.1
Student Assessment
Students are graded 50% depending on the final exam amd 50% on participation in the class
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Δ.Πλάντζος, Ελληνική Τέχνη και Αρχαιολογία, 1100 – 30 π.Χ., «Καπόν», Αθήνα 2011 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 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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