The Greek World: Archaic and Classical

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Greek World: Archaic and Classical

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Art, Government, Greek Studies, History, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world - especially through the material evidence of art, architecture, and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th Century to the late 4th Century BCE, although we will be exploring earlier and later material too). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process of colonization. We will be exploring the Greek achievement in art and architecture (Olympia, Parthenon), the emergence of the city-state, the treatment of myth both in art and literature, and the broader social and political history of the period.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.