Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004782

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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)
  • German (Examination)
General Prerequisites
it is commendable to choose this course after successful examination in the courses AKΛ 101 and AKΛ 102.
Learning Outcomes
To get familiar with the topography, the architecture and the monuments of the Greek cities during the roman period. Critical use of the bibliography.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
During the Roman Imperial period the Greek cities, although now under the jurisdiction of the Roman prefect of the province, preserved their civic constitutions and administrative autonomy. Their civic center, the Agora, not only didn't lose its significance but gradually took a monumental form through the erection of new public buildings, funded by the rich citizens and occasionally by the emperor. A new kind of polis religion, the imperial cult, was introduced to the religious context of the Agora, while at the same time the cities gradually -under Roman influences- incorporated new architectural features that helped them to adjust to the new urban requirements of the era. At the time of Caesar and Augustus new cities (mostly Roman colonies like Corinth, Patras, Philippoi, Dion that replaced preexisting Greek cities) were built next to the traditional urban centers (Athens, Argos, Sparta, Thessaloniki, Beroea etc.) of Greece. The organization of these colonies (populated by latin speaker colonists) was based more or less on the same principles, that ruled the life in the Roman cities in Italy and elsewhere. However and despite this Roman orientation, many elements of the preexisting Greek city survived in the new context.
Roman period, architecture, sculpture, cities, emperor's cult
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Lectures with Power-point presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment142.54.8
Student Assessment
Written exams: 100%. Attendance is not obligatory, but important.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Β. Ευαγγελίδης, Η Αγορά των πόλεων της Ελλάδας από τη ρωμαϊκή κατάκτηση ως τον 3ο αιώνα π.Χ. (University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010). Κωδ. βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 25002. 2. H. von Hesberg, Ρωμαϊκή αρχιτεκτονική (μετάφρ. Χ. Παπαγεωργίου, επιμ. Θ. Στεφανίδου-Τιβερίου, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009). Κωδ. βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 17509 3. J. J. Pollitt, Η τέχνη στην ελληνιστική εποχή (μετάφρ. Α. Γκαζή, επιβλ. Μ. Τιβέριος, εκδ. Παπαδήμα, Αθήνα ). Κωδ. βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 12536.
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