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Contact Information This course will survey the arts of ancient Greece
and Rome from the Aegean culture of Crete and
Professor Deborah Stott Mycenae to the dissolution of the classical world at
the end of the Roman Empire. In Greece we will pay
particular attention to the development of the
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classical style in Periklean Athens and its diffusion
Office Hours Wed. 3:30 - 4:30
in Hellenistic culture and to the biographical
& by appointment
tradition that has preserved information about Greek
artists. Roman customs were markedly different, and
Please contact me by WebCT email.
we know next to nothing about individual artists. On
During office hours, I will be in my office and
the other hand, we have extensive information about
available on WebCT Chat.
the uses and functions of the arts in Rome, both
public and private. For both periods our primary
material of study will be the works of art
John G. Pedley. Greek Art and Archaeology. 3rd ed. themselves, but we will also consider the contexts in
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2004. which they were made.

Prerequisite: 3 hours Art History or ARTS 1301,

Nancy H. Ramage and Andrew Ramage. Roman Art:
1303, or 1304
Romulus to Constantine. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River,
NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2005.

Course Requirements

I Class Attendance * Attendance is not required, but it is highly recommended. Textbooks supply
only part of the information necessary to success in this course.
* You should arrive at class on time and remain until the end of class, unless
you have notified the instructor beforehand.
* Cell phones and pagers must be turned off.
II Assigned Reading * Reading assigned for each class meeting should be completed by that class.

III Written Work * Paper I Due 28 September 25%

N.B. There will be no
make-up exams, and * Paper II Due 16 November 25%
late papers will not be
accepted. All assigned * Examination I 12 October 25%
work must be completed
in order to receive a * Examination II 30 November 25%
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Policy on Scholastic Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to
Dishonesty disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or
dismissal from The University. Policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly
enforced. Further information is available on the course website.

BCE (B.C.) Before the Common Era CE (A.D.) Common Era

Class Topic Assignments

22 Aug. Introduction to the course

24 Aug. Introduction to the study of Greek and Roman art Pedley, Introduction
Ramage, Introduction

29 Aug. The Mediterranean Bronze Age: Minoan and Mycenean art and Pedley 63-80; 89-97

31 Aug. Geometric and Orientalizing art Pedley 106-09; 115; 118-24;

127-36; 143-51

5 Sep. Holiday

7 Sep. Archaic Greece (c. 600 - 480 BCE): Architecture and architectural Pedley 137-43; 152-73

12 Sep. Archaic Greece: Free-standing sculpture Pedley 173-92

14 Sep. Archaic Greece: Black- and Red-figure vase painting Pedley 192-207

19 Sep. Early Classical Greece (Transitional Period) (c. 480 - 450 BCE) Pedley ch. 7

21 Sep. Early Classical Greece, cont.

26 Sep. Classical Greece (c. 450 - 400 BCE): The Periklean building Pedley 244-63
program, Pheidias and the Parthenon

28 Sep. Classical Greece: Later 5th century art and architecture, Paper I Due
Polykleitos Pedley 264-85

3 Oct. Late Classical Greece (c. 400 - 300 BCE): Changes in the classical Pedley 287-97; 302-16;
ideal by Skopas, Praxiteles, and Lysippos 322-32

5 Oct. Late classical Greece, cont. Pedley ch. 10, Conclusion

Hellenistic Period (c. 323 - 31 BCE): Diffusion of styles; new
subjects and interest

10 Oct. Hellenistic Period, cont.

12 Oct. Exam I

17 Oct. Etruscan Period in Italy (c. 600 - 100 BCE) Ramage 9-27; ch. 1

19 Oct. The Roman Republic (c. 200 - 27 BCE): Architecture and city Ramage 61-73
planning: Rome as a Hellenistic city
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24 Oct. The Roman Republic: Portraiture and wall painting Ramage 78-99

26 Oct. Roman Empire: The Age of Augustus (27 BCE - 14 CE) Ramage ch. 3

31 Oct. Augustus and the Julio-Claudians (14 - 68 CE); the Flavian Ramage ch. 4; 157-62
Emperors (69 - 98 CE)

2 Nov. The Flavian Emperors, cont. Ramage 162-75

7 Nov. Pompeii and Herculaneum Ramage 175-91

9 Nov. The Roman Empire at its Height: Trajan (98 - 117): Forum and Ramage ch. 6
Markets of Trajan

14 Nov. Trajanic art and architecture, cont.

16 Nov. Hadrian (117 - 38) and the Classical Revival: Pantheon and Paper II Due
Hadrian=s Villa Ramage ch. 7

21 Nov. The Late Roman Empire: the Antonines (138 - 93) and the Severans Ramage chs. 241-42; 246-
(193 - 235) 63; 269-74; 288-93

23 Nov. The Soldier Emperors (235 - 84) and the Tetrarchs (284 - 312) Ramage 295-315; 320-23

28 Nov. Constantine (307 - 37) and the beginnings of Early Christian art Ramage, ch. 12

30 Nov. Exam II

Syllabus Addendum From Judicial Affairs

Each student in this course is expected to exercise independent scholarly thought, expression and aptitude. This addendum to the
course syllabus is provided to assist you in developing and maintaining academic integrity while seeking scholastic success.

General Comments:
$ All academic exercises (including assignments, essays, examinations, etc.) require individual, independent work. Any
exception(s) will be clearly identified.
$ Be sure your name or identifying number is on your paper.
$ Complete and turn in academic exercises on time and in the required format (hardcopy, electronic, etc.).
$ Retain confirmation of document delivery if submitted electronically.
$ Retain all research notes and drafts until the project or assignment has been graded.
$ Obtain written authorization from your instructor prior to submitting a portion of academic work previously submitted for any
academic exercise. (This includes an individual or group project submitted for another course or at another school.)

Essays and Significant Papers:

Be prepared
$ To present periodic drafts of work in process
$ To correctly and completely reference all sources of information using the citation format prescribed
$ To turn your completed assignment in timely and in the prescribed manner (electronic, hardcopy, etc.)

Be prepared
$ To leave all personal belonging at the front of the room or other designated location (this includes cell phones, turned off of
course, and beverage containers)
$ To present your UTD Comet Card
$ To remove your cap or hat
$ To remove the batteries from any electronic device (e.g. calculator)
$ To exchange blue books or bring them early as required
$ To change seating
$ To sign out when exiting the testing room
$ To be escorted for lavatory use

All episodes of suspected scholastic dishonesty will be reported according to University policy. Students who violate University rules
on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from
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the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students and the University, policies on scholastic dishonesty will be
strictly enforced. Penalties that may be assessed for scholastic dishonesty may be reviewed in Subchapter D. Penalties at