Course Title:  01:082:343  Later Greek Art

Academic Credits:  3 credits

Mode of Instruction:  Lecture

Course Prerequisites:  None

Core Curriculum: None

Course Description:

Survey of classical and Hellenistic Greek art

Learning Goals:

Required and Recommended Course Materials:

  • J.J. Pollitt Art and Experience in Classical Greece (Cambridge 1972)
  • J.J. Pollitt Art in the Hellenistic Age (Cambridge 1986). R.R.R. Smith Hellenistic Sculpture (New York 1991)
  • J. Boardman Greek Sculpture: the Late Classical Period (New York 1995).


There will be 3 quizzes.. The average of these three quizzes will count 30% of each student’s final grade. One quiz can be missed without excuse, but, if all three are taken, the lowest of the three grades will be dropped in calculating the average. No make-up quizzes will be given.


A 5 pp. research paper is another course requirement. The paper should address a piece of Classical or Hellenistic Greek Art in one of the local museums, i.e. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Newark Museum, or the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Alternatively, those venturing further afield during the next few months might take advantage of other notable collections of Classical and Hellenistic Greek Art in such North American institutions as the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Sackler Art Museum at Harvard, the Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum in Providence, the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, the Cleveland Art Museum, the De Menil Collection in Houston, the J.P. Getty Museum in Los Angeles (and/or Malibu), and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, etc., etc. The paper is intended as an exercise in the student’s ability to research the chosen piece and discuss it in well-composed expository prose. Graduate students taking the course for credit should write a paper of 10pp. The paper will count 30% of each student's final grade and is due at the April 29 class.



  • The 5 pp research paper will count 30% of each student's final grade
  • The final exam will count 40% of each student's final grade and will be TBA.



John Kenfield

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