AR 230 2020 Weekly reading

9/3: How to think like an archaeologist: an exercise with George Washington

  • Watch this video. Come up with at least five possible identifications or interpretations for the object I am holding. Then come up with at least ten (but really as many as you can think of) questions whose answers could help you narrow down or eliminate some of the possibilities – or generate new ones!

BEFORE THE CLASSICAL WORLD

9/8: Troy: the story and the site (c. 1600-1200 BCE)

9/10: Mycenaean Greece: Shaft Graves (c. 1650-1500 BCE)

9/15:  *QUERY CARD 1* Old stories, new data: Grave of the Griffin Warrior

9/17: Mycenean Greece: Tholoi and Palaces (c. 1500-1200 BCE)

9/22: End of the Bronze Age (c. 1200-1100 BCE)

THE CLASSICAL WORLD: RELIGIOUS, CIVIC, AND PRIVATE LIFE

9/24: Nichoria (c. 900-700 BCE)  * POSTCARD SYNOPSIS 1: THE BRONZE AGE*

9/29: Zagora and Athens in the Geometric Period (c. 900-700 BCE)

10/1: *QUERY CARD 2* Hard to look at, harder to evaluate: burials at Phaleron

10/6: Archaic Athens (c. 600-500 BCE)

10/8: Democratic Athens: Agora and Acropolis (c. 510-425 BCE)

10/13: No class (Monday class schedule)

10/15: Olynthus (c. 450-350 BCE)

10/20: Early Rome (c. 600-200 BCE)  *POSTCARD SYNOPSIS 2: ANCIENT GREECE*

10/22: *QUERY CARD 3* Myth into History: Early Rome

10/27: Pompeii (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

10/29: Faces of power, then and nowFaces of power worksheet

THE CLASSICAL WORLD AS IMPERIAL PROJECT

11/3: From Octavian to Augustus (c. 30-10 BCE)

11/5: Nero, Vespasian, and Rome (c. 75-90 CE)

11/10: Trajan, Dacia, and Rome (c. 110-120 CE)

11/12: *QUERY CARD 4* History as images: The war in Dacia and Trajan’s Column

11/17: Marcus Aurelius, Germany, and Rome (c. 170-190 CE)

11/19: Septimius Severus to Constantine (c. 200-315 CE)

THE END OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD

11/24: Constantinople: the end of the classical city  *POSTCARD SYNOPSIS 3: WORLD OF ROME*

12/1: Piazza Armerina: the end of the classical house

12/3: Jerusalem, the Paneion, and Petra: the end of the classical sanctuary (c. 10-500 CE)

12/8: The long view: Picking out the parts that matter

12/10:  *QUERY CARD 5* The Shape of History

12/16: AR 230 2020 Final Essay*