Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10721401T11301HELLENISTIC ARCHITECTURECompulsory356
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim is for the students to learn the general characteristics of Hellenistic architecture and its differences from that of the preceding Classical period, using as a basis examples of religious, cultural and social building structures
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Aytekin ERDOĞAN
Learning Outcomes
1 To be able to comprehend the characteristics of earlier period buildings which influenced the architecture of the Hellenistic Period..
2 To have been able to acquire an enriched architectural terminology
3 To be able to distinguish Classical structures and Hellenistic buildings from each other.
44. To have been able to learn about Hellenistic structures in Anatolia and in other countries and in this way to achieve results in evaluating archaeological material..
5 To be able to use terms correctly when describing works of Hellenistic Period architecture.
66. To be able to do library research and Internet research. To be able to express in writing one’s experiences and the information concerned with one’s research subject.
7 To be aware of one’s professional and ethical responsibilities
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The characteristics of Hellenistic Period religious, cultural and social buildings will be studied in detail. The special characteristics of Hellenistic Period architecture will be learned using as a basis examples retrieved from centers in Anatolia and other countries.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
0Presentation of Course : Contents and İmportanceMeeting with the students and content of the course
1General Characteristics of Hellenistic ArchitectureReading. (Akurgal 1988, 206-214; Akurgal 1987, IX. Bölüm)
2General Characteristics of Hellenistic ArchitectureReading. (Akurgal 1988, 206-214; Akurgal 1987, IX. Bölüm)
3Hellenistic Period dipteros temples Reading. (Akurgal 1988, 396-421, 456-461; Akurgal 1987, IX. Bölüm)
4Hellenistic Period peripteros temples Reading. (Akurgal 1987, IX. Bölüm; Akurgal 1988, 387-391428 vd.)
5Hellenistic Period prostylos temolesReading. (Akurgal 1988, 327-359)
6The architect Pytheos and his works Reading. (Akurgal 1988,428-494) Seminar
7Mitterm Exam
8The architect and his worksReading. (Akurgal, 55-108; W.Hoepfner-L.Schwandner 1990)
9Pseudodipteros templesReading. (Akurgal, 55-108; W.Hoepfner-L.Schwandner 1990)
10Urbanism in the Hellenistic PeriodReading. .(Akarca 1987)
11The ancient city of Pergamon Reading. (Akurgal, 327-359)
12The ancient city of Priene Reading. (Akurgal, 428-494)
13The ancient city of Miletos Reading. (Akurgal, 494-456) Seminar
14General ReviewReading. (Akurgal 1988, 206-214; Akurgal 1987, IX. Bölüm)
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Recommended: E.Akugal, Anadolu Uygarlıklıkları, İstanbul 1988. E.Akugal, Griechische und römische Kunst in der Türkei, München 1987. W.Hoepfner-L.Schwandner (Hrsg.), Hermogenes und die hochhellenistische Architectur, Internationales Kolloquium - Berlin 1988, Mainz 1990. R.Martin, Architecture Grecque, Venise 1993. A.Akarca, Şehir ve Savunması, Ankara 1987. R.A. Tomlinson, Greek Architecture, London 1989. G.M.A. Richter, Yunan Sanatı, İstanbul 1979. A.W. Lawrence, Greek Architecture, London 1970. W.B. Dinsmoor, The Architecture of Ancient Greece, London, 1950. E.J.Owens, Yunan ve Roma Dünyasında Kent, İstanbul 2000. R.E Wycherley, Antik Çağda Kentler Nasıl Kuruldu?, İstanbul 1986. G. Gruben, Die Tempel Der Grieschen, München 1966. G. Gruben, Griechische Tempel und Heiligtümer, München 2001. C. Gates, Ancient Cities, The Archaeology of urban life in the Ancient Near East and Agypt, Greece and Rome, London, 2003. Required Reading: T.Spawforth, The Greek Temples, London 2006. Vitruvius, Mimarlık Üzerine On Kitap, 1998, İstanbul. (YEM) T. Schulz, “ Baukonstruktion und Bautechnik des Zeustempels von Aizanoi im Vergleich zu anderen Pseudodipteroi”, M.Bachmann (Hrsg.) Bautechnik im antiken und vorantiken Kleinasien, BYZAS 9, 2009, 509-525. H. Kähler, Der Grichische Tempel, Berlin, 1964. R.A. Tomlinson, Greek Sanctuaries, London, 1976. H. Kneil, Grundzüge der Griechischen Architektur, Darmstadt, 1980. J.J. Coulton, The Ancient Greek architect at Work, London, 1977. D.M. Robertson, Greek and Roman Architecture, London, 1950. S. Evers, Die Grichische Architekten in der Archaic und Klassicher Zeit, Frankfurt am Main, 1996. O. Bingöl, Arkeolojik Mimaride Taş, İstanbul, 2004.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures16232
Team/Group Work212
Report Presentation212
Self Study12448
Individual Study for Homework Problems5315
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11111
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO155    4 5 
LO33     4 5 
LO6  3       
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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