Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004614

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 235
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
ARCΗAIOLOGIAS KAI ISTORIAS TĪS TECΗNĪSCompulsory Module CoursesWinter/Spring-6
ISTORIASCompulsory Course117

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
It is recommmended that the courses ACL101 and ACL601 must have been successfully completed.
Learning Outcomes
Following the successful completion of the course, students will (1) become familiar with places and monuments of Ancient Greece with special interest for both specialists and the general public; (2) possess specialized knowledge on the development and evolution of important urban and religious centers of antiquity; (3) be able to use and assess the relevant bibliography; (4) be capable of answering specialized questions within the specific topic, involving both the acquisition of knowledge and critical thinking.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe Pan-Hellenic sanctuaries of Olympia and Delphi, Delos, Athens and various sanctuaries in its territory, Attica, are among the most important sites in Greece, where archaeological data and written testimonies exist in abundance. The course examines the topography and development of those sites from the Geometric to the Roman Imperial times. Topics include geography, the organization of the sanctuaries, issues on religion and cult practices, the architectural remains, urban planning of settlements, route network, fortifications, the examination of the respective political, social and economic context, etc. Week #1 Introduction Week #2The sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia I Week #3The sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia II Week #4The sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia III Week #5The sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi I Week#6The sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi II Week #7The sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi and the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia in Delphi Week #8The sanctuary of Apollo in Delos I Week #9The sanctuary of Apollo in DelosI Week #10 The Athenian Acropolis Week #11 Other Athenian Sanctuaries Week #12Sanctuaries of Attica I. The sanctuaries of Demeter in Eleusis and the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounion Week #13Sanctuaries of AtticaII..The sanctuaries of Artemis in Brauron, of Nemesis in Rhamnous, of Amphiaraos in Oropos
Classical Archaeology, ancient Greece, Sanctuaries, Olympia, Delphi, Delos, Attica, Athens, Oropos, Ramnous, Brauron, Sounion, Eleusis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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 are used. Communication through e-mails.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1384.6
Student Assessment
Oral exams: 100%. The aim of the examination is to determine whether the students know and comprehend information by commenting on images and forming opinions. For this reason, attendance –though not compulsory- is considered necessary.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βλαχόπουλος, Α.Γ. (επιμ.). Αρχαία Αθήνα και Αττική. Ιστορική τοπογραφία του άστεως και της χώρας, Αθήνα: Μέλισσα, 2010. Camp, J.M. Η αρχαία Αγορά της Αθήνας. Οι ανασκαφές στην καρδιά της κλασικής πόλης [τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: The Athenian Agora. Excavations in the Heart of Classical Athens], μετ. Μ. Κλεώπα, Αθήνα: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, 2004. Camp, J.M. Οι αρχαιότητες της Αθήνας και της Αττικής [τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: The Archaeology of Athens], μετ. Μ. Κλεώπα, Αθήνα: Ινστιτούτο του Βιβλίου – Καρδαμίτσα, 2009. Gruben, G. Ιερά και ναοί της αρχαίας Ελλάδας [τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: Heiligtumer und Tempel der Griechen], μετ. Δ. Ακτσελή, Αθήνα: Ινστιτούτο του Βιβλίου – Καρδαμίτσα, 2000. Μαστραπάς, Α. Η πόλις και το άστυ των Αθηνών, Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 2003.
Additional bibliography for study
ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΑΘΗΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΤΤΙΚΗ Boersma, J. Athenian Building Policy from 561/0 to 405/4 B.C., Groningen 1970. Camp, J.M., The Athenian Agora. A Guide to the Excavation and Museum, Athens 1990. Garland, R., The Piraeus, London 1987. Goette, H. Athens, Attica, and the Megarid: An Archaeological Guide, London 2001. Hurwit, J.M., The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology, and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present, Cambridge 1999. Knigge, U., Ο Κεραμεικός της Αθήνας, Αθήνα 1990. Μαστραπάς, Α.Ν., Μνημειακή τοπογραφία της αρχαίας Αθήνας, Αθήνα 1992. Marinatos, N. - Hägg, R. (επιμ.), Greek Sanctuaries. New Approaches, London / New York 1993. Μπάνου, Ε.Σ. - Μπουρνιάς, Λ.Κ., Κεραμεικός, Αθήνα 2014 []. Παπαθανασόπουλος, Θ.Γ., Το ιερό και το θέατρο του Διονύσου: μνημεία της νότιας πλευράς της Ακρόπολης, Αθήνα 1993. Παπαχατζής, Ν., Παυσανίου Ελλάδος Περιήγησης: Αττικά, Αθήνα 1974. Simon, E., Festivals of Attica. An Archaeological Commentary, London 1983. Travlos, J. Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens, London 1971. Τραυλός, Ι., Η πολεοδομική εξέλιξη των Αθηνών, Αθήνα 1993. Wycherley, R.E., The Stones of Athens, Princeton, New Jersey 1978. Παπαγγελή, Κ., Ελευσίνα: Ο αρχαιολογικός χώρος και το Μουσείο, Αθήνα 2002 []. ΔΗΛΟΣ Χατζηδάκης, Π.Ι., Δήλος, 2003 []. ΔΕΛΦΟΙ Κολώνια, Ρ., Το Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Δελφών, Αθήνα 2006 []. Παπαχατζής, Ν., Παυσανίου Ελλάδος Περιήγησης: Βοιωτικά - Φωκικά, Αθήνα 1981. ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑ Παπαχατζής, Ν. Παυσανίου Ελλάδος Περιήγησης: Μεσσηνιακά - Ηλιακά, Αθήνα 1979. Χατζή, Γ.Μ. Το Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ολυμπίας, Αθήνα 2008 [].
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