1/28: After the collapse: Lefkandi
- READ: Neer, pp. 66-73; M. Popham, E. Touloupa, and L. H. Sackett, “The hero of Lefkandi,” Antiquity 56 (1982) 169-74; J. P. Crielaard and J. Driessen, “The Hero’s Home. Some Reflections on the Building at Toumba, Lefkandi,” Topoi 4 (1994), pp. 251-70.
1/30: Zoom reading discussion ** Morris reading report **
- READ: I. Morris, “The eighth-century revolution,” Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Version 1.0, Dec. 2005.
2/1: Zoom discussion: What’s your take? Add your interpretation of this pot to the Google Doc
- READ: S. Langdon, “Art Made to Order,” Art and Identity in Dark Age Greece, 1100-700 B.C.E. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 19-55.
2/4: Geometric Athens: Elites and Burials ** 3 things I learned about the rich lady**
- READ: Neer, pp. 73-79; E. Smithson, “The Tomb of a Rich Athenian Lady, ca. 850 B.C.,” Hesperia 37 (1968), pp. 77-116; M. A. Liston and J. K. Papadopoulos, “The ‘Rich Athenian Lady’ Was Pregnant: The Anthropology of a Geometric Tomb,” Hesperia 73 (2004), pp. 7-38.
2/6: Geometric Greece: heroes and houses
- READ: Neer, pp. 80-91; A. Coucouzeli, “From megaron to oikos at Zagora,” British School at Athens Studies, Vol. 15 (2007), pp. 169-81.
2/8: Greece and the East, part 1
- READ: Neer, pp. 92-117; J. Hurwit, “Reading the Chigi Vase,” Hesperia 71 (2002), pp. 1-22.
2/11: Greece and the East, part 2 ** Morris reading report**
- READ: I. Morris, “The Art of Citizenship,” New Light on a Dark Age, S. Langdon, ed. (Columbia MO: University of Missouri Press, 1997), pp. 9-43.
2/13: no class (Prof. Berlin on lecture tour)
2/15: Athens under Peisistratos ** Postcard Guidebook, installment 1**
- READ: Neer, pp. 138-146, 183; K. Glowacki, “The Acropolis of Athens Before 566 B.C.” Stephanos: Studies in Honor of Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, K. J. Hartswig and M. Sturgeon, eds. (Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1998), pp. 79-88; J. Camp, The Athenian Agora Excavations: Tyranny
2/18: Pots with pictures
- READ: Hans van Wees, “Greeks Bearing Arms: The state, the leisure class, and the display of weapons in archaic Greece,” in Archaic Greece: New Approaches and New Evidence, N. Fisher and H. van Wees, eds. (London: Duckworth, 1998), pp. 333-79.
2/20: Art for (some of) the people: Kouroi and Korai
- READ: Neer, pp. 110-115, 150-64.
2/22: Mortal messages, part 1: Treasuries at Delphi ** Neer reading report**
- READ: Neer, pp. 184-93; R. Neer, “Framing the Gift: The Politics of the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi,” Classical Antiquity 20 (2001), pp. 273-344.
2/25: Mortal messages, part 2: Exekias
2/27: Zoom lecture/discussion: Athens and the Archaic Agora
- READ: M. L. Popkin, “Roosters, Columns, and Athena on Early Panathenaic Prize Amphoras,” Hesperia 81 (2012), pp. 207-35.
3/1: Zoom lecture/discussion ** 3 things I learned about Archaic Athens**
3/4: Tyrants out! Democracy In! Athens after the Peisistratids
- READ: Neer, p. 204; J. Camp, The Athenian Agora Excavations: Overthrow and Revolution.
- M. Lang, The Athenian Citizen: Democracy in the Athenian Agora, 2nd edition. Princeton: ASCSA, 2004 – or click here for a .pdf of the 1st (1987) edition.
- Democracy in the Athenian Agora
3/6: Marathon and the making of memory
- READ: Neer, pp. 205-214; J. Whitley, “The Monuments that stood before Marathon: Tomb Cult and Hero cult in Archaic Attica,” American Journal of Archaeology 98 (1994), pp. 213-30.
3/8: Back to Delphi: The Athenian Treasury **Postcard Guidebook, installment 2**
- READ: R. Neer, “The Athenian Treasury at Delphi and the Material of Politics,” Classical Antiquity 23 (2004), pp. 63-93; M. B. Gensheimer, “Metaphors for Marathon in the Sculptural Program of the Athenian Treasury at Delphi,” Hesperia 86 (2017), pp. 1-42.
3/18: Aegina and Persia
- READ: Neer, pp. 214-16.
3/20: The Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia ** Three things I learned about the Temple of Zeus**
- READ: Neer, pp. 174-80, 224-30; Bernard Ashmole, Architect and Sculptor in Classical Greece (New York: New York University Press, 1972):
3/22: The Athenian Acropolis
- READ: Neer, pp. 266-90; John Boardman, “The Parthenon Frieze—Another View,” Festschrift für Frank Brommer (Mainz 1977), pp. 39-49; R. Osborne, “Democracy and Imperialism in the Panathenaic Procession: The Parthenon Frieze in its Context,” in W. D. Coulson, O. Palagia, T. L. Shear, Jr., H. A. Shapiro, and F. J. Frost, eds. The Archaeology of Athens and Attica under the Democracy (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1994), pp. 143-49.
3/25: Discussion/Debate: Reading the Parthenon
- Strongly encouraged reading: D. Mendelsohn, “Deep Frieze: What Does the Parthenon Mean?” The New Yorker, April 14th, 2014.
3/27: no class (Prof. Berlin on lecture tour)
3/29: Athenians in their city, part 1: the Agora and saucer-pyres
- READ: “Industrial Religion: An interview with Susan Rotroff.” Examine the illustrations here.
- Also read S. I. Rotroff, Industrial Religion: The Saucer Pyres of the Athenian Agora (Princeton NJ: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2013) Chapters 1 (Introduction) and 5 (Towards a New Interpretation).
4/1: no class (Prof. Berlin on lecture tour)
4/3: Athenians in their city, part 2: commemorating the dead ** Osborne reading report**
- READ: Neer, pp. 271-72, 300-307, 340; Robin Osborne, “Law, the Democratic Citizen and the Representation of Women in Classical Athens,” Past and Present 155 (1997), pp. 3-33.
4/5: Athenians in their city, part 3: a sense of themselves
- READ: A. J. L. Blanshard, “Depicting Democracy: An Exploration of Art and Text in the Law of Eukrates,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 124 (2004), pp. 1-15 – and re-read Popkin (2/27)
- READ: Neer, pp. 325-28; Ruth Westgate, “The Greek House and the Ideology of Citizenship,” World Archaeology 39 (2007), pp. 229-245; L. Foxhall, “House clearance: unpacking the ‘kitchen’ in Classical Greece,” Building Communities: House Settlement, and Society in the Aegean and Beyond, British School at Athens Studies 15 (2007), pp. 233-242; R. Westgate, “Space and Social Complexity in Greece from the Early Iron Age to the Classical Period,” Hesperia 84 (2015), pp. 47-95.
4/10: Zoom discussion on Westgate and Foxhall articles
4/12: In-class essay exam: people, houses, society
4/15: no class (Patriot’s Day/Marathon Day)
4/17: Enter Macedon: Philip and Alexander ** 3 things I learned about Alexander**
- READ: Neer, pp. 345-46, 350-53, 359-62; Pollitt pp. 19-31, 37-46.
4/19: The Alexander Effect in the Hellenistic east
- READ: Neer, p. 375; Pollitt, pp. 238-42
4/22: The Attalids in Pergamon and Athens
- READ: Neer, pp. 366-69; Pollitt, pp. 79-110; J. Camp, “The 2nd c. BC: Recovery,” in The Athenian Agora: Excavations in the Heart of Classical Athens (London: Thames and Hudson, 1986), pp. 168-80..
4/24: Zoom discussion: “Receiving” Greece ** Kousser reading report**
- READ: R. Kousser, “Creating the Past: The Vénus de Milo and the Hellenistic Reception of Classical Greece,” American Journal of Archaeology 109 (2005), pp. 227-250.
4/26: Zoom lecture/discussion
4/29: Hellenistic Italy: Rome and Pompeii
- READ: Pollitt, pp. 150-63, 222-29.
5/1: Postcard Guidebook Presentations ** Postcard Guidebook, installment 3**