Academic year 2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title ARCHEOLOGIA GRECA SP.
Course code FM0332 (AF:228694 AR:124740)
ECTS credits 6 out of 12 of CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Degree level Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code L-ANT/07
Period 3rd Term
Course objectives
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.
Referral texts
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.
Type of exam
written and oral
Assessment methods
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.
Teaching methods
Traditional lectures
Teaching language
The course have the form of a seminar, and a topic will be assigned to each student.
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