Greece, Athens

Arts and Architecture in Ancient Athens and Greece

when 28 May 2017 - 10 June 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 500

Students will learn about ancient Greek art from Cycladic times through the Hellenistic Period. Art forms discussed will include sculpture, vase-painting, and jewelry. The first meeting will be a visual overview of the art created during this 2000-year span of time in a classroom setting. The following three class meetings will be in the field at various museums where students can study the actual works of art in person. Students will also see examples of modern jewelry by one of Greece’s most renowned jewelry designers. Attention will be paid to artistic styles, techniques, and subject matter and how they changed over the centuries. The cultural, political and technological reasons for those changes will be explored.

Course leader

Dr Stephen Andrew Arbury, Professor of Art History, Radford University, USA and Dr Nicholas N. Patricios, Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.

Target group

Students (graduate and undergraduate) and non-students (practitioners, researchers, academics) who would like to learn about ancient Greek art and architecture.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to introduce Athens’s arts and architecture from antiquity to modern times. The first week is devoted to arts and the second to architecture. In addition to regular (formal) 39 hours of lectures the course includes visits to most important sites of ancient and modern Athens and its surrounding islands (Hydra, Poros, Aegina) and archaeological sites (Acropolis, Parthenon, Delphi, Mycaenus, Epidaurus). Guest speakers and two roundtable discussions on the future of teachings and researching arts and architecture in a global world with invited speakers from different countries and different continents are also an addition to this course of study.

Credits info

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance and a transcript to validate their course at their University. Grades are given only to participants who fulfill all the requirements of attendance and course evaluation. Participants who simply attend (audit) the course are given only a certificate of attendance signed by the President of the Institute and the two course leaders.

Fee info

EUR 500: course registration.
EUR 1500: The fee of 1500 euro must be paid in full by 31 January 2017 and includes:
All taxes.
A double occupancy room from Sunday 28 May 2017 to Saturday 10 June 2017 (Total 13 nights of accommodation).
Lunches and Dinners as specified in the program (
All social events as described in and includes all entrances to museums and other archaeological sites.
Free attendance of two annual international conferences of ATINER.
There is 50% refund if participation is cancelled before 30th April 2017.