Classical period

Course Information
TitleΚλασική περίοδος / Classical period
CodeΑΚΛ 702
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015924

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 Classical 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 material culture of the Classical era, (4) discuss major monuments of the Classical period, (5) be able to discuss the intercultural interaction of the Classical 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 Classical period covers the time from the end of the Persian wars to the reign of Alexander the Great (480-323 BC). This era is noted for the great prosperity of the city-states at an intellectual and artistic level, the competition between them and the power games that lead to the prevalence of the kingdom of Macedon. Within this framework, the political and cultural life developed and is reflected in various areas of the material culture. The course examines issues related to the structure of the city-state, the growth and organisation of local and panhellenic sanctuaries as well as great athletic games, the urban planning, burial practices, the evolution of architecture, sculpture, pottery, large-scale painting, metalworking, miniature art. The relations of the Greeks with other peoples 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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