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HISTORY OF CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
STORIA DELL'ARCHEOLOGIA CLASSICA

The Parthenon: a monument into the history
Il Partenone: una lettura critica.

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Maria Elisa Micheli Student reception hours:Thursday 10:00 to 12:00

Assigned to the Degree Course

Art History (LM-89)
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims to show the moments, the forms and the media by which they went ripening recovery and study of Classical Antiquities in European culture from XIV to XX century, and to mean the legacy of classical Heritage, using as study-case the Parthenon.

The monument will be illustrated in order to planimetry, architecture, sculptures with peculiar attention to political-historical context of Periclean Athens.

Program

The course aims to illustrate the survival and revival of the Parthenon in Western culture through  its history from the time of foundation to the modern age. Particular attention will be paid to the history of the temple in the nineteenth century; in order to the critical considerations, specific focus will be the interpretation of the frieze.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The candidate must demonstrate through an interview that he learned and developed independently the topics covered during the course, applying them to the critical discussion of the different aspects relating both to the history of ideas as the detailed knowledge of the Parthenon. The temple will be read in its topographical, historical-political and figurative context. n of the frieze.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The studying materials provided by the teacher is available, together with other support activities, within the platform Moodle ›blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures with projection of documents processed. At the end of the course the images will be available to students within the platform

 Moodle ›blended.uniurb.it

Attendance

Students are required to read texts in foreign languages. 

Course books

J. Boardman, The Parthenon frieze. Another view, in Festschrift fuer Frank Brommer, Mainz 1977, pp. 39-49;
L. Beschi, Il fregio del Partenone. Una proposta di lettura, in RendLinc, 39, 1984, pp. 173-195;
L. Beschi, La testa Laborde nel suo contesto partenonico. Una proposta, in RendLinc, 6, 1995, pp. 491-512;
A. Zambon, les premiers voyageurs et la dorure di Parthénon. Mise au point sur una controverse ancienne. in RA, 2012, pp. 41-61;

During the lectures, a selections of texts from:

 

Periklean Athens and its legacy. Problems and perspectives, Austin 2005.
M. Beard, Il Partenone, trad. it., Bari 2006.

Any other documents in support of the topics will be suggested during the lectures.

Assessment

Oral examination. The candidate's move confident and critical comment in the problems explored during the course; must use properly the technical language of the topic, applying both to the description of the Parthenon as well as to the analysis of historical documentation. 

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Students not attending the lectures are asked to contact the teacher. 

Attendance

Students are required to read texts in foreign languages. 

Course books

J. Boardman, The Parthenon frieze. Another view, in Festschrift fuer Frank Brommer, Mainz 1977, pp. 39-49;
L. Beschi, Il fregio del Partenone. Una proposta di lettura, in RendLinc, 39, 1984, pp. 173-195;
E. La Rocca (a cura di), L'esperimento della perfezione. Arte e società nell'Atene di Pericle, Milano 1988. 
L. Beschi, La testa Laborde nel suo contesto partenonico. Una proposta, in RendLinc, 6, 1995, pp. 491-512;
M. Beard, Il Partenone, trad. it., Bari 2006

Assessment

Oral examination. The candidate's move confident and critical comment in the problems explored during the course; must use properly the technical language of the topic, applying both to the description of the Parthenon as well as to the analysis of historical documentation. 

Notes

Any changes in hours will be promptly communicated

N.B. All the texts are available by the Library of Archaeology (via del Balestriere, 2).

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