July 7
Early Greek Art

 

Engrade will be unavailable this weekend :0(
The deadline to post a question and respond to another question will be Monday, 7/11
and to take Quiz #3 will be midnight on Tuesday 7/12

 

Late Bronze Age Greece
http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/210/maps/bronzeage.jpeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mycenaean Civilization
c. 1600 - 1100 BCE

 

Citadel of Mycenae
http://portal.bentonvillek12.org/kimwilliams/Aegean/Citadel%20at%20Mycenae%20Recconstruction.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lion Gate, Mycenae, Greece. 1250 BCE. Limestone relieft, height of sculpture approx. 9' 6".
http://www.oneonta.edu/faculty/farberas/arth/Images/ARTH209images/Mycenaean/lions_gate.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mykonos Vase. c. 670 BCE. Pithos.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mykonos_vase.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhyton in the shape of a lion's head, from a shaft grave at Mycenae. c. 1550 BC. Gold, height 8".
http://www.grisel.net/images/greece/MycenaeLion.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tholos, The So-Called "Treasury of Atreus," Mycenae, c. 1300 - 1200 BCE.
http://www.destinacije.com/slika_nav.asp?lang=en&pg=1&folder=Slike-Grcka-SpomeniciiGroblja&cp=0&s=Next

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corbeled Vault, Interior of Tholos. Limestone vault, heigh approx. 43'.
http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Mycenaean-tholos-tombs.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funerary mask, known as "Mask of Agamemnon." From Grave Circle A, Mycenae,
c. 1600 - 1550 BCE. Beaten gold, approx. 12".
Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner, Gardner's Art Through the Ages. (Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996) Tenth ed., 114.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map of Ancient Greece
http://www.sandrashaw.com/images/AH1L13map3.jpg

 

Settlers of Ancient Greece
Dorians = inhabited South, including Cycladic islands
Aeolians = conquered the North
Ionians = colonized Africa, Euoea, Aegean Islands, and the coast of Asia Minor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greece in Context
3000 - 1450 BCE
Minoan Civilization on Crete

Phoenician Alphabet
http://www.phoenician.org/alphabet.htm

2000 BCE
Stonehenge built
1345 BCE
Akhenaten institutes monotheistic religion in Egypt
1450 BCE
Mycenaeans conquer Crete
1400 BCE
Linear B in general use in the Aegean
1250 BCE
Trojan War
1100 BCE
Dorian Invasion
1000 - 800 BCE
Rise of Greek city-states
800 BCE
Adoption of Phoenician alphabet
  Geometric Style - after 900 to 700 BCE
776 BCE
First Olympic games
750 - 700 BCE
Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey
  Orientalizing Style - 700 to 600 BCE
  Archaic Period - c. 600 to 480 BCE
563 BCE
Siddhartha (founder of Buddhism) born in Nepal
510 - 508 BCE
Athens establishes first democracy
499 - 490 BCE
Persians invade Greece, Athenians defeat Persians at the Battle of Marathon
  Classic Period - c. 480 to 323 BCE
  High Classic Period - c. 450 - 400 BCE
431 - 404 BCE
Peloponnesian Wars/ Sparta conquers Athens
  Late Classic Period - c. 400 to 323 BCE
363 BCE
Alexander the Great comes to power and begins to spread Greek ways across the East
  Hellenistic Period - 323 to 31 BCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funerary Krater known as the Dipylon Vase. c. 750 - 700 BCE. Ceramic, Height 42 5/8".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dipylon-vase.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dipylon Vase detail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Prothesis_Dipylon_Painter_A517.jpg