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- Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics
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- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the art and architecture of ancient Greece for a standard ancient Greek history course. Topics covered include:
- Geometric, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods of Greek art
- The role of art in overcoming the Dark Ages in Greece
- Materials and techniques of ancient Greek pottery and sculpture
- The evolution of realism and idealism in Greek sculpture
- Dorian, Ionic and Corinthian architecture
1. Greek Art Periods: Geometric, Archaic, Classical & Hellenistic
Despite the Dark Age, which destroyed two major Greek civilizations, the culture rebounded, creating works that surpassed anything ever seen before. Learn more about major Greek art periods.
2. Ancient Greek Art, Pottery and Sculpture
A survey of the transitions in Greek art, with special emphasis placed on the importance of materials and technique. This lecture explores Greek pottery styles from geometric to Orientalizing to black- and red-figure vases. It then turns to sculpture from Archaic styles to realism to idealism. Slides are shown throughout to get students familiar with these Greek styles.
3. Ancient Greek Architecture: Dorian, Ionic & Corinthian
This lecture discusses Greek architecture and its legacy. Enjoy our exploration of Greek columns, temples, stadiums, treasuries and theaters, and see why the Greeks might have reached the pinnacle of architectural achievement.
4. Temple of Artemis at Corfu: Pediments & Facts
There are many great Greek temples, but the Temple of Artemis at Corfu is unique. In this lesson we'll explore the history and art of this structure, and see what made it so important.
5. Temple of Hephaestus: Architecture & History
There are many temples in Greece, so what makes the Temple of Hephaestus so special? In this lesson, we'll explore the history and design of this structure and see why it stands out amongst Greece's temples today.
6. Doric Temple of Segesta: History & Facts
The Temple of Segesta may be one of the best preserved examples of Doric architecture in the world, but it's not where you'd expect it to be. In this lesson, we'll check out the Temple of Segesta and see how this unique structure came to be.
7. History of the Temples of Hera I & II at Paestum
The history of ancient Greece is full of stories about gods, goddesses, and other legendary figures. Have you ever heard of Jason and the Argonauts? Legend says Jason and the Argonauts founded the city of Paestum, where we find the ruins of the Temples of Hera I and II. This lesson will focus on the city of Paestum and the incredible ruins found there.
8. Theatre of Dionysus: History, Performances & Facts
Heading out to see a movie just might be your idea of a good time, but did you know the ancient Greeks enjoyed an evening at the theater, too? In this lesson, we will look at the history and design of the world's first theater.
9. Classical Greek Theater Tools: Skene, Ekkyklema & Mechane
Ancient Greek theater has helped shape the art form as we know it today, both in structure and methodology. In this lesson, we will take a look at three Greek theater tools and the influences they had on modern theater.
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Other chapters within the Ancient Greece Study Guide course
- Introduction to Ancient Greece
- Aegean Civilizations
- The Greek Dark Ages
- The Golden Age of Greece
- The Archaic Period in Greece
- Greek Classical Period
- The Hellenistic Period
- Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Ancient Greek Literature
- Mythology in Ancient Greece
- Muses, Creatures & Winds in Greek Mythology
- The Greek Titans