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CLAS108 Classical Art and Archaeology: Of Heroes, Gods and Men

An introductory study of Classical art and archaeology, examining both the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

This paper explores the art and archaeology of Classical Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age (Minoans and Mycenaeans) to the late Roman empire (fifth century CE). It studies the crowning achievements of Graeco-Roman material culture, from the labyrinthine Palace of King Minos on Crete to the spectacular Colosseum of Imperial Rome and the ruins of ancient Pompeii. These physical remains and their cultural context also provide a backdrop for a consideration of the legacy of Classical civilization and a fuller understanding of our own world through study of life in Classical times.

Paper title Classical Art and Archaeology: Of Heroes, Gods and Men
Paper code CLAS108
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Dan Osland
Paper Structure
Two 50-minute lectures per week, each focusing on a particular subject in the field of classical archaeology, arranged on a chronological basis.
Bi-weekly tutorials, each emphasising some particular aspect of archaeological research and the associated interpretative activities.
Textbooks
W. Biers The Archaeology of Greece (Ithaca: Cornell 1996). Second edition.

S. Tuck A History of Roman Art (Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell 2015).
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Know the major geographical areas of the Greek and Roman world and the cultures associated with them and understand the relevant chronological framework
  • Recognise the major styles of architecture, sculpture, pottery and painting
  • Be able to discuss the significance of selected major sites, structures and objects
  • Be aware of some of the problems involved in archaeological interpretation and in the ways we attempt to reconstruct the Greek and Roman past

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22
T3 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22
T4 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22

An introductory study of Classical art and archaeology, examining both the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

This paper explores the art and archaeology of Classical Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age (Minoans and Mycenaeans) to the late Roman empire (fifth century CE). It studies the crowning achievements of Graeco-Roman material culture, from the labyrinthine Palace of King Minos on Crete to the spectacular Colosseum of Imperial Rome and the ruins of ancient Pompeii. These physical remains and their cultural context also provide a backdrop for a consideration of the legacy of Classical civilization and a fuller understanding of our own world through study of life in Classical times.

Paper title Classical Art and Archaeology: Of Heroes, Gods and Men
Paper code CLAS108
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Know the major geographical areas of the Greek and Roman world and the cultures associated with them and understand the relevant chronological framework
  • Recognise the major styles of architecture, sculpture, pottery and painting
  • Be able to discuss the significance of selected major sites, structures and objects
  • Be aware of some of the problems involved in archaeological interpretation and in the ways we attempt to reconstruct the Greek and Roman past
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Dan Osland
Paper Structure
Two 50-minute lectures per week, each focusing on a particular subject in the field of classical archaeology, arranged on a chronological basis.
Bi-weekly tutorials, each emphasising some particular aspect of archaeological research and the associated interpretative activities.
Internal Assessment 50%
Textbooks
W. Biers The Archaeology of Greece (Ithaca: Cornell 1996). Second edition.

S. Tuck A History of Roman Art (Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell 2015).

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22
T2 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22
T3 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22