Sanctuaries are among the most conspicuous archaeological remains of ancient Greece. Through an investigation of selected buildings and sites students will learn about the development of sanctuary planning and practice from inchoate forms to the complex programs of the Classical period. While a variety of sites will be introduced, particular emphasis will be given to Delphi and Olympia, as examples of major international sanctuaries; Samos and Poseidonia, as urban sanctuaries in different parts of the Greek world; and the Athenian acropolis. Important themes and issues will be addressed, including locations and their meanings, the defining features of sanctuaries, the relationship between structure and ritual, political as well as religious functions, transformations over times, and the activities and experiences of the individual.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS Grading Mode: Graded
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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