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Art & Architecture in Asia Minor - Syllabus

Syllabus 2018-19 tbc
Term 1

Wk 1 Lecture: Introduction, terms and techniques; A Brief History of Ancient Art
Wk 2 Lecture: Archaic and Classical Temples
Wk 3 Lecture: Lycia and its Tombs
Wk 4 Lecture: Seminar: Dedications and Votives; Lecture: Greek Artists in Ionia;
Wk 5 Lecture: The Hecatomnids (Naomi Carless Unwin)
Wk 6 Thursday 8th Nov: Seminar on site at the British Museum: The Nereid Monument and the Mausoleum

*Please meet at the British Museum by 11am: students to arrange their own transport. We will be finished by 2pm at the latest

Wk 7 1 hour lecture 2-3: The Mausoleum and its successors
Wk 8 Lecture: Cities and civic life
Wk 9 Lecture: The Rise of Pergamum; Seminar: The Great Altar of Pergamum
Wk 10 Lecture: Pergamum - from Hellenistic to Roman and The coming of Rome

Term 2 tbc

Wk 1 Lecture: The urban landscape and its practicalities

Essay returns
Wk 2 Lecture: Euergetism I – Zoilos and Aphrodisias
Wk 3 Lecture: Cities and the Emperor: The imperial cult and beyond
Wk 4 Euergetism ii: Nympheae
Seminar: The Sebasteion of Aphrodisias

Wk 5 Lecture: Baths, the Gymnasium and Entertainment
Wk 6 reading week: no lecture

Wk 7 Lecture and Seminar: Festivals and Civic Identity
Wk 8 Lecture: Civic promotion and city rivalries
Lecture: Cities and their Myths

Wk 9 Lecture: Inscriptions as Material Culture
Seminar: Euergetism III - Civic Monuments
Wk 10 Lecture: Death and Commemoration

Term 3

Wk 1 Lecture: The coming of the church
The Rise of Constantinople
Wk 2 Seminar: Greek or Roman? The Impact of Empire
Wk 3 Revision