Greece 2018: Courses


CLAS 3603: The Art and Architecture of Greece

A study of the art and architecture of Greece organized around visits to important archaeological sites and major museums in Greece.  This course offers students the opportunity to study first-hand art of the ancient Greek world, and to consider the society which produced it.  Using the architecture of temples as a major focus, the course will combine the study of specific remains at major archaeological sites and museums with a more general discussion of the development of Greek art.

CLAS 3623: Remembering War in Ancient Greece

A course taught on location in Greece that considers the phenomenon of ancient Greek warfare through onsite investigation of the topography and archaeology of several important battlefields and fortifications within central and southern Greece, as well as the art-historical and material evidence of warfare and its commemoration on display in Greek museums.  In addition to reconstructing the context and events of key battles, this course considers how the realities of the battlefield and the commemoration of warfare on physical monuments shed light on ancient Greek politics, society, and culture.