Hellenistic period

Course Information
TitleΕλληνιστική περίοδος / Hellenistic period
CodeΑΚΛ 703
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015925

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 of the Hellenistic world, (2) study the artefacts and the archaeological sites in combination with the literary sources, (3) understand the artistic, social and economic background of the Hellenistic material culture, (4) discuss major monuments of the Hellenistic period, (5) be able to discuss the intercultural interaction of the Hellenistic 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 Hellenistic period covers the time from the reign of Alexander the Great until the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom (323-30 BC). This era is noted for the decline of the city-state, the creation of kingdoms in the areas conquered by Alexander and the foundation of new big cities there. 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 blending of the Greek element with the various local traditions at an intellectual and artistic level, the role of the royal authority in the arts, the urban planning, the burial practices, the evolution of architecture, sculpture, pottery production, large-scale painting, metalworking, miniature art, questions on the interpretation of political and social structures and 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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