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CLST 263

Archaeology of Greek Cities and Sanctuaries

This course examines the monuments of the ancient Mediterranean from the early Iron Age to the death of Alexander the Great (ca. 900-323 BC). This period saw the rise of city-states across the Mediterranean, an expanded network of trade between Greeks, Persians, and Etruscans, and the consequent formation of cultural identities expressed through art and other material remains. Topics include: urban planning, colonization of new territories, the growth of pan-Hellenic sanctuaries, and cross-cultural influences in the Mediterranean. The course also critiques the use of Greek archaeology in the 18-20th centuries to construct European identity.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities- or -Global Learning 1 course