PAINTED POTTERY (1100 – 31 B.C.)

Course Code:

Π1 3080

Semester:

3rd Semester

Course Hours:

2

ECTS:

2

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course includes an overview of the various categories of ancient Greek painted pottery from the Geometric to the Roman periods. The broader scope of the course is to offer a comprehensive and documented presentation of ceramic production from the Early Iron Age to the Roman period, placing emphasis on some of the most important pottery workshops in Greece and the Greek world in general.

THE SCOPE OF THE COURSE AND OBJECTIVES
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Recognize the main styles of ancient Greek painted pottery (Greece, Sicily, Italy, Asia Minor and the Black Sea colonies), based on an outline of the history of ancient Greek ceramics.
2. Understand the great contribution of specific workshops (Attica – Corinth) to the evolution of ceramic technology and iconography.
3. Understand the importance of ceramic finds in many areas of archaeological research (dating, trade, economics, cult, burial customs, etc.).
4. Use scientific terminology to describe ceramic works, with emphasis on the identification of material, construction techniques, decoration and style.
5. Place the objects in the period to which they belong, while understanding their role in the cultural and social context of their time, i.e. “decoding” their identity.
6. Approach the artifacts that they will handle as conservators with due sense of responsibility, understanding the peculiarities of their construction and preservation.

STUDENT ASSESSMENT
Language of evaluation: Greek
Students’ evaluation (100%):
Oral description exercises (30%) and final written examination (70%)
(multiple choice questions – recognition of monuments and brief comments through pictures – open ended questions).

SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Coursebooks:
Cook R. M., Ελληνική αγγειογραφία, Αθήνα 1994.
Scheibler, I. Ελληνική κεραμική. Παραγωγή, εμπόριο και χρήση των αρχαίων ελληνικών αγγείων, Αθήνα 1992.
Introductory Works:
Boardman, J. Η ιστορία των αρχαίων ελληνικών αγγείων. Αγγειοπλάστες, αγγειογράφοι και εικόνες, Αθήνα 2006.
Hölscher, Τ. Κλασική Αρχαιολογία. Βασικές γνώσεις, Θεσσαλονίκη 2019
Πλάντζος, Δ., Ελληνική τέχνη και αρχαιολογία (1100–30 π.Χ.), Αθήνα 2016.
Rasmussen T., Spivey, N., Προσεκτικές ματιές στα ελληνικά αγγεία, Αθήνα 1997.
Σημαντώνη – Μπουρνιά, Ε., Αρχαιολογία των πρώιμων ελληνικών χρόνων (1050-600 π.Χ.), Αθήνα 2011.
Sparkes, B., Ερυθρόν και μέλαν. Μελέτες στην Αρχαία Ελληνική Κεραμεική, Αθήνα 2000.
Στεφανάκης, Μ., Εισαγωγή στην Κλασική Αρχαιολογία. Α΄ μέρος – Βασικές αρχές και επισκόπηση της αρχαιοελληνικής κεραμικής από τον 11ο έως τον 4ο αι. π.Χ., Αθήνα 2012.
Τιβέριος, Μ., Ελληνική Τέχνη. Αρχαία Αγγεία, Αθήνα 1996.

Geometric– Archaic Periods (8th – 6th c. B.C.):
Boardman, J. Πρώιμη ελληνική αγγειογραφία, Αθήνα 2001.
Boardman, J. Αθηναϊκά μελανόμορφα αγγεία, Αθήνα 2010.
Boardman, J. Αθηναϊκά ερυθρόμορφα αγγεία. Αρχαϊκήπερίοδος, Αθήνα 2001.
Classical Period (5th– 4th c. B.C.):
Boardman J., Αθηναϊκά ερυθρόμορφα αγγεία. Κλασική περίοδος, Αθήνα 2010.
Trendall A.D., Ερυθρόμορφα αγγεία της Ν. Ιταλίας και Σικελίας, Αθήνα 1996.
Hellenistic and Roman Periods (3rd – 1st c. BC. onwards):
Rotroff, S. Agora XXIX: Hellenistic pottery: Athenian and Imported Wheelmade Table Ware and Related Material, Princeton 1997.
Rotroff, S. Agora XX: Hellenistic pottery. Athenian and Imported Moldmade Bowls, Princeton 1982.
Papuci – Wladyka, Ε., «Ελληνιστική κεραμική. Εισαγωγή», Αρχαιογνωσία 9 (1995-1996) [1998], 353-379.
Hayes, J.W., Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery, London 1997.