Early historical and Archaic period

Course Information
TitleΠρώιμη ιστορική και αρχαϊκή περίοδος / Early historical and Archaic period
CodeΑΚΛ 701
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015923

Programme of Study: PMS stīn Archaiología, Téchnī kai Politismó

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Klasikī ArchaiologíaCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
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)
Learning Outcomes
In the context of the course the students will (1) survey the material culture during the early historical times and the Archaic period, (2) study the artefacts and the archaeological sites in combination with the literary sources, (3) understand the artistic, social and economic background of the Archaic material culture, (4) discuss major monuments of the early historical period and the Archaic era, (5) be able to discuss the intercultural interaction of the early historical times and the Archaic period and its impact on the material culture, (6) practise their skills to present orally and in written their ideas and arguments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The early historical (1000-700 BC) and Archaic (700-480 BC) period includes the centuries when the Greek world gradually formed and evolved. From the 10th to the 8th century BC, there is a recovery in Greece as well as new forms of social and political organisation. The great impetus occurred in the second half of the 8th century BC when the city-states developed and the Greeks sailed in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and established colonies. Within this framework, the political and cultural life grew and advanced and is reflected in various areas of the material culture. The course examines issues related to the birth and growth of the city-state, the establishment and organisation of local and panhellenic sanctuaries, urban planning, burial practices, the evolution of architecture, sculpture, pottery, metalworking, miniature art. The relations of the Greeks with their neighbours are also studied while questions on the interpretation of political and social structures are discussed as well as issues of economic and social organisation. In addition, students would have the opportunity to practice and focus on particular topics by visiting archaeological sites and museums.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Selected bibliography
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment752.5
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities301
Written assigments1806
Student Assessment
Evaluation of students will be based on a written essay and its oral presentation (80%), their involvement during the educational visits in archaeological sites and museums as well as their ability to argue and answer demanding questions drawn from the bibliography (20%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
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