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CLST 263

Greek, Etruscan and Persian Art and Archaeology

This course covers the art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean from the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1100 BC) to the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC). The course examines the major cities, sanctuaries and burial grounds of the Persians, Assyrians, Israelites, Greeks, and Etruscans. Special attention is given to the growth of urbanism and international trade during this period and their effects on material culture. Offered in alternate fall semesters.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course

Fall Semester information

Rebecca Schindler

263A: Greek, Etruscan, and Persian Art and Archaeology

This course covers the art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean from the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1100 BCE) to the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE). These centuries saw the rise and fall of empires in the eastern Mediterranean, the development of urbanism in Greece, and the colonization of new territories by the Phoenicians and the Greeks. Through the interdisciplinary lens of archaeology, students will study the major cities, sanctuaries, and burial grounds of the Persians, Assyrians, Greeks and Etruscans. Special attention will given to the growth of international trade, warfare, and migration and the effects that those movements had on material culture.