Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0020 (AF:360766 AR:190414)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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The course is part of the master's degree in "Ancient Civilizations" and "History of Arts and Conservation of Heritage".
In the Master's Degree in "Science of Antiquity", the 12 credits module of "Classical Archeology" can be set up together with "Roman Archeology”.
It aims to ensure:
- advanced content, methodological and epistemological skills in the field of Greek archeology;
- in-depth knowledge of Greek antiquity in its material expressions, obtained through the direct knowledge of the monuments and of all the documentary evidences that contribute to the reconstruction of the Greek world;
- advanced methodological skills in describing, reading and interpreting monuments;
- interest in the history of studies with particular reference to historiographical aspects;
- knowledge of the main tools for researching and updating the discipline;
- ability to develop an original scientific presentation

At the end of the course the student knows:
- understand and interpret the main material testimonies of the Greek world;
- proposing an analytical commentary on the material testimonies of the Greek world, framing them in a historical, chronological and historiographical way, proposing suitable comparisons and documentaries, explaining their relevance as historical testimony with particular attention to political and social aspects;
- use the tools necessary to update the research; access the main bibliographic databases;
- communicate in oral form using the specific terminology of the discipline;
- propose an original scientific presentation.
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 course aims to provide a general overview of the Greek portrait in the classical and Hellenistic periods: both private and sovereign portraits will be examined, with particular attention to stylistic development, the use of divinizing attributes, the message of the body.
Class notes. As a general description see A.M. RICCOMINI, Il ritratto, Roma 2015, pp. 9-83. Further information will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Non-attending program
T. HÖLSCHER, Il mondo dell’arte greca, Torino, Einaudi, 2008.
A.H. BORBEIN, La nascita di un’arte “classica”, in I Greci. Storia, cultura, arte, società, 2, II. Una storia greca: definizione, a cura di S. Settis, Torino 1998, pp. 1275-1303.
V. SALADINO, Artisti greci e committenti romani, in I Greci. Storia, cultura, arte, società, 2, III. Una storia greca: trasformazioni, a cura di S. Settis, Torino 1998, pp. 965-990.
H.U. CAIN, Copie dai “mirabilia” greci, in ibid., pp. 1221-1244.
The students who cannot attend the seminar are asked to agree on a written text with the teacher.
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 course provides traditional lectures
The course have the form of a seminar, and a topic will be assigned to each student.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 12/07/2021