|Title||ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΙΔΕΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΠΟΧΗ ΤΟΥ ΧΑΛΚΟΥ ΣΤΟ ΑΙΓΑΙΟ / BRONZE AGE IDEOLOGY IN THE AEGEAN|
|School||History and Archaeology|
|Cycle / Level||1st / Undergraduate|
Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019
Registered students: 27
|KORMOS||Elective Courses belonging to the selected specialization||Winter/Spring||-||6|
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
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Type of the Course
- Scientific Area
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
Digital Course Content
- e-Study Guide https://qa.auth.gr/en/class/1/600147766
- eLearning (Moodle):
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
- Greek (Instruction, Examination)
- English (Examination)
- ΑΠΡ101 INTRODUCTION TO PREHISTORIC CIVILIZATION
- ΑΠΡ603 PREHISTORIC SOCIETIES OF THE AEGEAN AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN IN THE BRONZE AGE
Students are expected to: - obtain a good knowledge and thorough comprehension of the ideological developments taken place in the Aegean during the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC - to be able to approach in a critical way issues related to the ideology, the burial practices and funerary rituals, the cultic and religious performances, the symbols and iconographic reconstructions derived from archaeological evidence of the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC occurring in the Aegean islands and Crete.
- Work autonomously
- Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
- Be critical and self-critical
- Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course will discuss different aspects of social practices, ritual performances and other mechanisms which participate in the formation of ideology and perceptions of the Aegean prehistoric communities.Various issues with regard to the material culture, the organization of the private and public space as well as the landscape underline the significant relationship of humans with symbols, artefacts kai ideologies which would contribute eventually to the formation of cult, ideas, symbolic systems, myths and cosmological perceptions. Communal consumption of food and drink, feasting and celebration events, ritual performances, bodily experiences and acts requesting the involvement of the senses and the body as well as iconographic representations of the landscape and the humans (figurines, golden signets, frescoes etc) contribute to a fluid picture of continuous negotiations of identities, roles and ideas within the Aegean prehistoric communities. The primary aim of the course will be the reconstruction of the social and ritual practices, the definition of the character and intensity as well as the extense of their effect to the formation of social organization and complexity in the prehistoric Aegean.
social and ritual practices, cult, ideology, symbols, communal gatherings, feasting, ritual performance
Educational Material Types
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
- Use of ICT in Course Teaching
- Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power-Point and the AUTH e-leaning platform will be used. Communication through emails.
Evaluation is based on writtent exams and optional writing up of short essays (3000 words) only when successfully completed. Attendance is fully recommended once evaluation is based primarily on the investigation of topics thoroughly discussed during the course lectures.
Student Assessment methods
- Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Hood, S. 2017. Η τέχνη στην προϊστορική Ελλάδα. 6η έκδοση, Αθήνα, Εκδόσεις Καρδαμίτσα.
Additional bibliography for study
Alram-Stern, E., F. Blakolmer, S. Deger-Jalkotzy, R. Laffineur και J. Weilhartner (επιμ.) 2016. Metaphysis: Ritual, Myth and Symbolism in the Aegean Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 15th International Aegean Conference, Vienna, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology, Aegean and Anatolia Department, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna, 22-25 April 2014. D'Agata, Α.L. και A. Van de Moortel (επιμ.) 2009. Archaeologies of Cult: Essays on Ritual and Cult in Crete in Honor of Geraldine C. Gesell, Hesperia Supplement 42, Princeton: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Branigan, K. (επιμ.). 1998. Cemetery and Society in the Aegean Bronze Age. Sheffield: Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology 1. Cavanagh, W. και C. Mee. 1998. A Private Place: Death in Prehistoric Greece. Jonsered: Paul Åströms Förlag.Ekroth, G. και J. Wallensten (επιμ.) 2013. Bones, behaviour and belief: The zooarchaeological evidence as a source for ritual practice in ancient Greece and beyond. ActaAth 4°, 55, Stockholm: Svenska Institutet i Athen. Harrell, K. και J. Driessen (επιμ.) 2015. Thravsma: Contextualising the Intentional Destruction of Objects in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus, Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain. Hitchcock, L. A., R. Laffineur και J. Crowley (επιμ.) 2008. Dais: The Aegean Feast. Proceedings of the 12th International Aegean Conference / 12e Rencontre égéenne internationale, University of Melbourne, Centre for Classics and Archaeology, 25-29 March 2008, Aegaeum 29, Liège and Austin: Université de Liège, Histoire de l’art et archéologie de la Grèce antique and University of Texas at Austin, Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory. Insoll, Τ. (επιμ.) 2011. Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kyriakidis, Ε. (επιμ.) 2007. The Archaeology of Ritual. Cotsen Advanced Seminars 3, Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Laffineur, R και Crowley J.L. 1992. EIKON. AEGEAN BRONZE AGE ICONOGRAPHY: SHAPING A METHODOLOGY. Proceedings of the 4th International Aegean Conference / 4e Rencontre égéenne internationale, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 6-9 April 1992 Laffineur, R. και R Hägg (επιμ.) 2001. Potnia: Deities and Religion in the Aegean Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 8th International Aegean Conference / 8e Rencontre égéenne internationale. Göteborg, Göteborg University, 12-15 April 2000. Liège: Université de Liège. Aegaeum 22. Mina, M. 2008. Anthropomorphic Figurines from the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Aegean: Gender Dynamics and Implications for the Understanding of Aegean Prehistory (BAR International Series 1894). Oxford: British Archaeological Reports. Wright, J. C. (επιμ.) 2004. The Mycenaean Feast. Princeton, New Jersey, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens.