Art And Humanities
ART2307
Art of Ancient Greece and Rome

The following is a Saylor.org art history course. In this course, we will study the art of Classical Antiquity. The different units of the course reflect the main chronological stages in art development in Ancient Greece and Rome, from the coming together of the Greek city-state and the emergence of “geometric art” (around 900 B.C.) to the fourth century A.D. shift that took place within Roman culture and art due to the growing influence of Christianity.

Art of Ancient Greece and...

This is the course information for Art of Ancient Greece and Rome.

items (4)
Password:
WEB RESOURCE

A Comprehensive Outline of World History - Jack E....

WEB RESOURCE

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

WEB RESOURCE

Yale University: Open Yale Courses - Roman Archite...

WEB RESOURCE

SmartHistory website

Unit 1: Greek Art: Early ...

In this unit, we will study Greek art from 900 B.C. to the early 600s B.C. During this period, the area experienced an economic revival after what is sometimes referred to as the “Dark Age” of Greece. Along with enjoying renewed trade with other regions, Greece held its first Olympic Games and rich traditions in literature and the arts began to develop.

items (51)
Password:
DOCUMENT

Unit 1 Outline: Greek Art: Early Classical...

DOCUMENT

1.1 What Is Classical Antiquity?: Q&A

DOCUMENT

1.1 What Is Classical Antiquity?, Part 1

DOCUMENT

1.1 What Is Classical Antiquity?, Part 2

WEB RESOURCE

1.1 The Open University webpages on What Is Classi...

DOCUMENT

1.2 Early Classical Antiquity in Greece: Q&A

DOCUMENT

1.2.1 Intro to Greek History & Mythology: Q&A

DOCUMENT

1.2.1 Intro to Greek History & Mythology, Part 1

DOCUMENT

1.2.1 Intro to Greek History & Mythology, Part 2A

DOCUMENT

1.2.1 Intro to Greek History & Mythology, Part 2B

DOCUMENT

1.2.2 The Geometric Period, 900-700 B.C...: Q&A

DOCUMENT

1.2.2 Geometric Period, 900-700 B.C..., Part 1A

DOCUMENT

1.2.2 Geometric Period, 900-700 B.C..., Part 1B

WEB RESOURCE

1.2.3 Arts in the Geometric Period, Part 1 - Ancie...

DOCUMENT

1.2.3 Arts in the Geometric Period, Part 2B

DOCUMENT

1.3.1 Archaic Period: Historical Background: Q&A

DOCUMENT

1.3.1 The Archaic Period: Historical..., Part 1A

DOCUMENT

1.3.1 The Archaic Period: Historical..., Part 1B

DOCUMENT

1.3.2 Arts of the Archaic Period: Overview

WEB RESOURCE

1.3.2 Arts of the Archaic Period: Overview - Greek...

DOCUMENT

1.4 Architecture in the Archaic Period: Q&A

DOCUMENT

1.4.1 What Is a Greek Temple?: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

1.4.1 What Is a Greek Temple? - Reed College

DOCUMENT

1.4.2 Layout and Orders: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

1.4.2 Layout and Orders - Reading Greek Temples: A...

WEB RESOURCE

1.4.3 Architecture and Sculptural Ornamentation -...

DOCUMENT

1.4.4 Acropolis of Athens in the..., Part 1A

DOCUMENT

1.4.4 Acropolis of Athens in the..., Part 1B

DOCUMENT

1.5 The Archaic Period: Monumental Sculpture: Q&A

DOCUMENT

1.5.1 The Kouros, Part 1B

VIDEO

Kouros (youth), Archaic Greek, c. 590--580 B.C.E

DOCUMENT

1.5.2 The Korai, Part 1B

DOCUMENT

1.6 The Archaic Period: Pottery Painting: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

1.6.1 Introduction to Greek Vessels - Shapes artic...

WEB RESOURCE

1.6.2 Influence of the East in 7th Century Pottery...

WEB RESOURCE

1.6.2 Influence of the East in 7th Century Pottery...

WEB RESOURCE

1.6.4 Black-Figure Pottery Painting: The Corinthia...

DOCUMENT

1.6.3 Black-Figure Pottery Painting, Part 1B

VIDEO

Mixing Vessel with Odysseus Escaping from the Cycl...

WEB RESOURCE

1.6.5 Attic Tradition: Black- & Red-Figure, Pt 1 -...

WEB RESOURCE

1.6.5 Attic Tradition: Black- & Red-Figure, Pt 2 -...

DOCUMENT

Quiz 1 - Answer Key

VIDEO

Athenian Wine Drinking Cup

DOCUMENT

Quiz 1

DOCUMENT

Essay 1

DOCUMENT

Essay 1 - Answer Key

WEB RESOURCE

1.5.1 The Kouros, Part 1A - YouTube video

WEB RESOURCE

1.5.2 The Korai, Part 1A - Lecture - YouTube video

WEB RESOURCE

1.6.3 Black-Figure Pottery Painting, Part 1A

WEB RESOURCE

1.2.3 Arts in the Geometric Period, Part 2A - YouT...

WEB RESOURCE

1.4.4 Acropolis of Athens in the..., Part 1C - The...

Unit 2: Greek Art: Classi...

The period that produced what we now term “Greek Classical art” began around 480 B.C., with the end of the Persian invasions of Greece. A period of peace and unification followed Greek victory. By the middle of the century, the foundations of a democratic system were in place. In Athens, the statesman Pericles was an active promoter of the arts; he began to develop ambitious architectural projects for the acropolis. The fourth and fifth centuries B.C. were to become known as the “Golden Age” of Greek Art. New levels of naturalism and idealism were achieved and merged in the depiction of the human figure as well as in the construction of buildings.

items (38)
Password:
DOCUMENT

Unit 2: Greek Art: Classical Art, 480-323 B.C.

DOCUMENT

2.1.1 Historical Background, Part 1A

DOCUMENT

2.1.1 Historical Background, Part 1B

WEB RESOURCE

2.1.2 Development of Art in the Classical Period -...

WEB RESOURCE

2.2.1 The Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Part 1 - SUNY...

WEB RESOURCE

2.2.1 The Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Part 2 - Anci...

WEB RESOURCE

2.2.1 iTunes U: La Trobe University lecture on Th...

WEB RESOURCE

2.2.2 The Charioteer of Delphi - Ancient-Greece.or...

DOCUMENT

2.2.3 Development of the Lost-Wax Technique: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

2.2.3 Development of the Lost-Wax Technique, Pt 1 ...

VIDEO

Bronze Casting

DOCUMENT

2.3 Architecture in the Classical Period: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.1 iTunes U: The Open University Acropolis of ...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.1 Acropolis of Athens: The Parthenon, Part 2 -...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.2 Acropolis of Athens: The Temple of Athena Ni...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.1 Acropolis of Athens: The Parthenon, Part 4 -...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.1 Acropolis of Athens: The Parthenon, Part 5 -...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.2 Acropolis of Athens: The Temple of Athena Ni...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.2 Acropolis of Athens: The Temple of Athena Ni...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.3 Acropolis of Athens: The Erechtheum, Pt 1 - ...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.3 Acropolis of Athens: The Erechtheum, Pt 2 - ...

VIDEO

Caryatid and column from the Erechtheion

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.3 Acropolis of Athens: The Erechtheum, Pt 4 - ...

DOCUMENT

2.4 Classical Art: Sculpture: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

2.4 Classical Art: Sculpture - Oxford University w...

DOCUMENT

2.4.1 The Parthenon and the “Phidian” Style: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

2.4.1 iTunes U: UMBC Humanities and Social Scienc...

DOCUMENT

2.4.2 Polykleitos and Cannons: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

2.4.2 Polykleitos and Cannons, Part 2 - SUNY Colle...

DOCUMENT

2.5 Classical Art: Red-Figure Painting...: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

2.5 Classical Art: Red-Figure Painting and White-G...

DOCUMENT

2.6 A Few Examples of Late Classical Art: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

2.6 A Few Examples of Late Classical Art, Part 1 -...

VIDEO

Cave painting, contemporary art and everything in ...

WEB RESOURCE

2.3.1 Acropolis of Athens: The Parthenon, Part 3 -...

VIDEO

Classical: East Pediment sculptures, Parthenon, in...

VIDEO

Polykleitos, Doryphoros (Spear Bearer)

VIDEO

Parthenon Frieze

Unit 3: Greek Art: Hellen...

The Hellenistic period of Greece began after Alexander the Great's conquests. His conquests spread “Hellenism,” or Greek culture, to the Mediterranean basin and beyond. A vast new geographical context acted upon and changed the Greek cultural tradition while the model of the city-state declined (and Athens’ prominence along with it). The period’s visual arts are characterized by, among other things, an ever-increasing naturalism and a focus on representing intense emotion through the human figure. Meanwhile, new trends in architecture and architectural planning reflected a new social order. By the middle of the second century B.C., Romans had conquered a large part of Greece, and the assimilation of Greek culture and art began in earnest.

items (44)
Password:
DOCUMENT

Unit 3: Greek Art: Hellenistic Art, 323-31 B.C.

DOCUMENT

Greek Art: Hellenistic Art, 323-31 B.C.: Q&A

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World: Q&A

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 1A

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 1B

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 2A

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 2B

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 3A

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 3B

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 3C

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 3D

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 4A

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 4B

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 4C

DOCUMENT

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 4D

WEB RESOURCE

3.1.1 The Hellenistic World, Part 5 - lecture on c...

DOCUMENT

3.1.2 Culture and the Arts

DOCUMENT

3.1.3 Arts in the Hellenistic Period: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

3.1.3 Arts in the Hellenistic Period - Metropolita...

DOCUMENT

3.2 Architecture and the City: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

3.2.1 Athens during the Hellenistic Era

DOCUMENT

3.2.2 A Remote Hellenistic City: Ai Khanoum: Q&A

IMAGE

3.2.2 A Remote Hellenistic City: Ai Khanoum, Pt 1

WEB RESOURCE

3.2.2 A Remote Hellenistic City: Ai Khanoum, Pt 2 ...

WEB RESOURCE

3.2.2 A Remote Hellenistic City: Ai Khanoum, Pt 3 ...

DOCUMENT

3.3 Sculpture: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

3.3 Hellenistic Sculpture webpage

DOCUMENT

3.3.1 Portraits: Q&A

VIDEO

Dying Gaul

WEB RESOURCE

3.3.2 Single Figures and Deities, Part 2 - Dieties...

VIDEO

Statue of Sleeping Eros and Statue of an Old Marke...

DOCUMENT

3.3.3 Groups: New Compositions...: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

3.3.3 Groups: New Compositions & Treatment of... -...

WEB RESOURCE

3.3.4 Sculpture in Provinces - The Remoter Kingdom...

DOCUMENT

3.4.1 Pottery Painting: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

3.4.1 Pottery Painting - Hellenistic Pottery - The...

DOCUMENT

3.4.2 Painted Funerary Monuments: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

3.4.2 Painted Funerary Monuments - Metropolitan Mu...

DOCUMENT

3.4.3 Mosaics: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

3.4.3 Greek Mosaics of the Classical and Hellenist...

WEB RESOURCE

3.5 Other Arts - Hellenistic Jewelry - Metropolita...

WEB RESOURCE

3.6 From Hellenistic to Roman: Example of Cyprus -...

DOCUMENT

3.2.3 Domestic Architecture

VIDEO

Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace

Unit 4: Rome: Art of the ...

Unit 4: Rome: Art of the Etruscans and the Roman Republic The legendary origins of the city of Rome situate the city’s birth in the 8th century B.C., the era of “geometric art” in Greece. In the fifth century B.C., the Roman Republic was established. By this time, the Romans had gained influence over the Italian peninsula by conquering the most important civilization of its time and place: the Etruscan civilization. The Roman Republic’s art was influenced by Greek and Etruscan antecedents, but it took realism to new levels by emphasizing individual traits in the rendering of the human figure and face.

items (33)
Password:
DOCUMENT

Unit 4 Outline: Rome: Art of the Etruscans...

DOCUMENT

Unit 4: Rome: Art of the Etruscans and...: Q&A

DOCUMENT

4.1 The Etruscans: Q&A

DOCUMENT

4.1.1 The Etruscan Civilization, Part 1A

DOCUMENT

4.1.1 The Etruscan Civilization, Part 1B

DOCUMENT

4.1.1 The Etruscan Civilization, Part 1C

DOCUMENT

4.1.1 The Etruscan Civilization, Part 2

DOCUMENT

4.1.2 Etruscan Art: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

4.1.2 Etruscan Art, Part 1 - Metropolitan Museum o...

WEB RESOURCE

4.1.2 iTunes U: Montgomery County Community Colleg...

DOCUMENT

4.3 Roman Art in the Republican Period...: Q&A

DOCUMENT

4.3.1 Historical Background, Part 1A

DOCUMENT

4.3.1 Historical Background, Part 1B

DOCUMENT

4.3.1 Historical Background, Part 1C

DOCUMENT

4.3.1 Historical Background, Part 2A

DOCUMENT

4.3.1 Historical Background, Part 2B

DOCUMENT

4.3.1 Historical Background, Part 2C

DOCUMENT

4.3.2 The Republic: Q&A

DOCUMENT

4.3.2 The Republic

DOCUMENT

4.3.3 Art in the Roman Republic: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

4.3.3 Art in the Roman Republic, Part 1 - Metropol...

WEB RESOURCE

4.3.3 Art in the Roman Republic, Part 2A - lecture...

DOCUMENT

4.3.3 Art in the Roman Republic, Part 2B

VIDEO

Temple of Portunus, Rome, c. 120-80 B.C.E.

DOCUMENT

4.3.5 Building Innovations: Q&A

DOCUMENT

4.3.6 Sculpture: The Art of Portraiture: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

4.3.6 Sculpture: The Art of Portraiture - Republic...

DOCUMENT

4.3.7 The First & Second Styles of Painting: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

4.3.7 First & Second Styles of Painting, Part 1 - ...

WEB RESOURCE

4.3.8 iTunes U lecture on Roman Villas & Their Art...

WEB RESOURCE

4.2 Rome and Its Origins - Beginnings of Urbanism ...

WEB RESOURCE

4.3.5 Building Innovations - Technology and Revolu...

WEB RESOURCE

4.3.7 First & Second Styles of Painting, Part 2 - ...

Unit 5: Rome: The Empire

The expansion of Rome saw the emergence of new building technologies, the achievement of startling engineering feats, and notable developments in urban planning. The Art of the Empire glorified the emperor, but also the state and social structure. In the third century, the Empire was divided from within and weakened by numerous invasions. In 323, Constantine, the first Christian emperor, moved the empire’s capital to Byzantium, leaving the “Western Empire” to its decline.

items (35)
Password:
VIDEO

Arch of Titus

VIDEO

Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius

VIDEO

Arch of Constantine

DOCUMENT

Unit 5 Outline: Rome: The Empire

DOCUMENT

Unit 5: Rome: The Empire: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

5.1 The Roman Empire, Part 1 - Introducing Some Ke...

WEB RESOURCE

5.1 The Roman Empire, Part 2 - Introducing Some Ke...

WEB RESOURCE

5.2 Art and Power: The Emperors, Part 1 - The Roma...

WEB RESOURCE

5.2 Art and Power: The Emperors, Part 2 - Augustan...

DOCUMENT

5.3 Rome’s Design and Buildings before...: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

5.3.2 Architectural Theory in the Time of... - Tuf...

DOCUMENT

5.3.3 Vespasian and Titus’ Colosseum: Q&A

VIDEO

The Colosseum, Rome, 70-80 C.E.

DOCUMENT

5.3.4 Emperor Hadrian’s Pantheon: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

5.3.5 Portus video - Humbox

WEB RESOURCE

5.3.6 iTunes U: The Open University Podcasts on H...

WEB RESOURCE

5.3.6 Homes, Part 2 - Sample Plan of Roman House

DOCUMENT

5.4 Sculpture in the Roman Empire before...: Q&A

DOCUMENT

5.4.1 Monuments: Symbolism through...: Q&A

DOCUMENT

5.4.3 “Augustus Prima Porta” & Imperial...: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

5.4.3 The “Augustus Prima Porta” and Imperial Stru...

WEB RESOURCE

5.4.4 Roman Portrait Sculpture: Republican through...

WEB RESOURCE

5.4.5 Roman Sarcophagi - Metropolitan Museum of A...

WEB RESOURCE

5.5 Painting in the Roman Empire Before..., Pt 1 -...

WEB RESOURCE

5.5 Painting in the Roman Empire Before..., Pt 2 -...

DOCUMENT

5.6 Roman Provinces: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

5.6 Roman Provinces, Part 1 - Art of the Roman Pro...

WEB RESOURCE

5.6 Roman Provinces, Part 2 - Exploring a Romano-A...

DOCUMENT

5.7 Art of the Late Empire: Q&A

WEB RESOURCE

5.7 Art of the Late Empire, Part 1 - The Roman Emp...

WEB RESOURCE

5.3.1 Augustus: Rome as a Work of Art to the... - ...

WEB RESOURCE

5.4.1 Monuments: Symbolism through..., Part 1 - Ro...

WEB RESOURCE

5.7 Art of the Late Empire, Part 3 - Roman Archite...

VIDEO

Empire: The Pantheon

VIDEO

Column of Trajan (Forum of Trajan)