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Short Course: The Glory that was Greece – Greek Art and Architecture

This six week course traces the development of Greek art from its beginnings in the Dark Ages to the Classical perfection of the 5th century BC. It also looks at how Greek art changed in the 4th century BC and the radical transformations which occurred as a result of the conquests of Alexander the Great, which extended the Greek world over the whole eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Each session includes two 50-minute evening lectures with Q&A and a break with light refreshments. Course handouts and further reading material will be available throughout the duration of the course.

A world-renowned architectural historian and former Chair of Classics at the University of Melbourne, Emeritus Professor Frank Sear is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. He has published widely on his archaeological work and published a number of books including Roman Wall and Vault Mosaics, Roman Architecture and Roman Theatres: an architectural study.
He was co-Director of the Australian Pompeii Project from 1978 to 1988, and since 1990 has directed the Australian Roman Theatres project, which involved surveying the theatres at Gubbio, Taormina, Benevento and Pompeii in Italy, Jerash in Jordan, and Orange in France. Professor Sear has also led numerous archaeological tours in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Egypt, North Africa, Spain and France.

Date: Wednesday evenings from 15th June 2016 to 20th July 2016, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Venue: Macmahon Ball Theatre, Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010
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Wednesday, 15 June 6.15–8.30pm: The dawn of Greek civilization: The Dark Ages and the Geometric period (1100-700 BC)

Wednesday, 22 June 6.15–8.30pm: Striving after perfection: Black-figure pottery and archaic Greek sculpture (700-500 BC)

Wednesday, 29 June 6.15–8.30pm: Experiments in building: Greek Doric and Ionic architecture in the 7th and 6th centuries BC

Wednesday, 6 July 6.15–8.30pm: 
The mastery of form: Greek pottery and sculpture in the 5th century BC

Wednesday, 13 July 6.15–8.30pm: 
Athens in the Classical period: Sculpture and architecture in the 4th century BC

Wednesday, 20 July 6.15–8.30pm: 
The new Greek world after Alexander the Great: The Hellenistic period

Cost: $45 University of Melbourne Alumni, Staff and Students and members of Humanities 21 / $55 Non Alumni (per session)
$260 University of Melbourne Alumni, Staff and Students and members of Humanities 21   / $290 Non Alumni (series pass)