CLS 248-01: Greek Archaeology and Art
Spring Semester, 2005

Gerald V. Lalonde
ARH 311B | x4264 | | Office Hours: MWF, 11-12; 3:15-4:05; TTh, 2:30-4:05 or appt.

Dipylon Krater

Dipylon Amphora

National Archaeological Museum

Archaeology [Gk. archaiologia, fr. archaio--ancient + -logia –logy] 1: the scientific study of material remains of human past life and activities.

               Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, 1963

     Piracy was just as prevalent in the islands among the Carians and Phoenicians, who in fact colonized most of them. This was proved during the present war, when Delos was officially purified by the Athenians and all the graves in the island were opened up. More than half of these graves were Carian, as could be seen from the type of weapons buried with the bodies and from the method of burial, which was the same as that still used in Caria.*

               Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, 1.8
               R. Warner, trans., with an Introduction by M. I. Finley, Penguin 1972

     *The archaeological evidence suggests that Thucydides, or his source, incorrectly identified early (Geometric) pottery as Carian; see R. M. Cook, The Annual of the British School at Athens, 50 (1955), 266-70.

Course Description
     An archaeological and art-historical study of major periods, sites, monuments, artistic genres and artifacts of ancient Greek civilization. The chief focus of the course will be the evolution of Greek archaeological and artistic forms and their relationship to history and culture; attention will be given also to the artistic and archaeological interrelationship of the ancient Greeks with other contemporary peoples of Europe, Africa, and Asia. We will cover the Neolithic through the Hellenistic periods with concentration on the Bronze age and the Archaic and Classical periods.

Department of Classics | Grinnell College
January 20, 2005