Classical Studies | ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AEGEAN
C412 | ALL | Glowacki


This course is a survey of the art and archaeology of the
prehistoric Aegean, ca. 3000-1100 B.C., with emphasis on the
palatial civilizations of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece.
Topics discussed include: the history and methods of
archaeological research in the Aegean; regionalism and the rise
of early civilizations; settlement data, mortuary practices, and
evidence for prehistoric society and religion; trade, technology,
and foreign contacts; the volcanic eruption of Thera/Santorini
and current problems in ancient chronology; monumental
architecture; painting and other forms of representational art;
Linear B and Mycenaean palatial administration; Troy and the
Trojan War and the relationship of Greek myth and legend to the
archaeological record.

PREREQUISITES: Undergraduates MUST have completed CLAS C206 OR
FINA A206.
Graduate students should consult the instructor.