Architecture and art in Greek sanctuaries from Archaic to Hellenistic period.
It is recommended but not required that the student should have sustained the examination of Archaeology and history of Greek and Roman art (undergraduate program).
The origin of the sanctuaries. Two Panhellenic sanctuaries: Olympia and Delphi. Delos and the cult of Apollo in the Cyclades. Mysteries in Samothrace: the Sanctuary of the Great Gods. Votive offering, architectural sculpture in temples and thesauroi.
Class notes. Some reference works on Greek Sanctuaries: F. GRAF, Gli déi greci e i loro santuari, in I Greci 2, una storia greca, I, formazione, Torino 1996, pp. 343-380; J. PEDLEY, Sanctuaries and the sacred in the ancient Greek world, Cambridge University Press 2005; M. EMERSON, Greek Sanctuaries. An introduction, Bristol 2007. On votive offering: Doni agli dei. Il sistema dei doni votivi nei santuari, seminario di studi, Napoli 2006, G. Greco, B. Ferrara edd., Pozzuoli 2008. Further information will be provided at the beginning of the course.
The course will be held in the form of a seminar, with topics assigned to each participant in order to develop a written text. The exam is based on lecture notes, on the topics developed during the course and on some further recommended readings. The students who cannot attend the seminar are asked to agree on a program with the teacher, comprehensive of the written text.
The course have the form of a seminar, and a topic will be assigned to each student.
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