Compare and contrast Greek and Roman architecture

May 27, 2014
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DESCRIPTION A survey of Greek and Roman Archaeology with particular reference to art:-

Historical parameters to provide the historical backdrop for the main contents of the study-unit.
Basic notions of Greek and Roman Architecture: ground plans and elevations (including orders) of public buildings; housing.
Overview of Greek painted pottery and large-scale painting.
Overview of Greek sculpture. Discussion in some detail of artistic personalities and individual works.
Overview of Roman sculpture: origins and development of portraiture and historical relief.

Study-unit Aims

To guide students through the overabundance of literature on the subject.
To provide them with basic knowledge of Greek and Roman architecture.
To provide them with a sequential overview of Greek painting on pottery.
To provide them with a sequential overview of Greek sculpture.
To provide them with a sequential overview of Roman sculpture.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. Place the development of Greek and Roman art in their historical context;
2. Compare and contrast the basic elements of Greek and Roman architecture;
3. Understand the main lines of development of Greek vase painting;
4. Understand the main lines of artistic developments of Greek sculpture in terms of iconography and style;
5. Identify the origins of Roman sculpture and understand the main lines of development of Roman portraiture and historical relief.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. Identify the orders of Greek and Roman architecture;
2. Identify individual Greek and Roman works of art and place them in their chronological sequence from their stylistic and iconographic characteristics;

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