Monumental Topography and Ancient Art in the Black Sea
The aim of the course is to investigate the preserved ancient and medieval settlements of the Black Sea area and their spatial organization as the urbanisation process continued, and the most significant buildings or other building remains. The course refers essentially to the Greek colonies and the subsequent cities of the Byzantine period. Moreover, this course examines the development of Greek and local Art in the Black Sea area during Antiquity. Of particular interest are the significant forms of art found, such as painting, pottery/vase-painting and sculpture (in clay or marble) as well as metalwork. For this purpose, published archaeological finds from the Black Sea area will be examined, which make up important products of these arts and are indicative of the development of each of them in the ancient and Byzantine period. The course also examines the historical context of these works of art.
Upon completing the course the students will have gained: