Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10721402T11312SCHOOLS OF GREEK POTTERYElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course basically aims to introduce students with the Attic and Corinthian Pottery found in the Greek Mainland and Southern Italy as well as Asia Minor. Different forms of pottery and basic decoration principles are included in the content of the courses to make the students enable to identify identical groups of pottery. The further topics will include regional characteristics, chronology, individual artists, potters and workshops, decorative techniques and iconography.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Hüseyin Cevizoğlu
Learning Outcomes
11. To be able to classify and identify the Athenian and Corinthian painted pottery according to their style, function, periods and find spots, and to make the students enable to identify regional pottery schools
22. To be able to describe and interpret the various methods on Athenian and Corinthian painted pottery
33. To be able to discuss chronological and stylistic problems on Athenian and Corinthian pottery; to differentiate stylisticc aspects of disticts periods
44. To be able to classify, describe and evaluate the Athenian and Corinthian painted pottery found in an excavation project in terms of stylistic criteria
55. To be able to comprehesively read and analyse modern literature and to make research in the library and on the internet
66. To be able to interpret and write a presentation by applying his/her knowledge on a subject previously learned and studied.
77. To be able to create and develop confidence, responsibility and critical thinking
88. To be able to describe and make analysis on artistic representation and archaeological records of the Athenian and Corinthian pottery
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
General knowledge of developments of Greek Pottery as well as basic information about actual researches and methods on Greek pottery
Course Contents
The main goal is to give the ability of identifying different types and techniques of the Attic and Corinthian painted pottery and to determine the main manufacture centres Athens and Corinth as well as the influence of the Attic vase painting on the local workshops such as in Ionia. It is also aimed the students to introduce the Corinthian pottery using in the chronology of Greek Pottery.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Description of the course, explaining the activities and operations of the courseMeeting with the students. Examining and definition of the course intents.
2Overview of the Orientalizing Style; Eastern Influences in Greek Art The presentation of the lecturer
3Orientalizing elements and the Protocorinthian Style Library work; Cook (pp. 41-46)
4The chronology of Protocorinthian Pottery Library work; Cook (pp. 61-63)
5Early and Middle ProtocorinthianLibrary work; Cook (pp. 46-51)
6Late Protocorinthian pottery: Aryballos.Library work; Cook (pp. 52-54).
7Late Protocorinthian and Transitional.Library work; Cook (pp. 52-54).
8Mid-term Exam.
9Early, Middle and Late Corinthian Style.Library work; Cook (pp. 54-60).
10Studies of Attic Pottery and Vase-painting: Attic Black-figure style and its chronology.Library work; Cook (pp. 71-88).
11Panathenaia Amphorae.The presentation of the lecturer.
12Athenian kylix painters.The presentation of the lecturer.
13Attic Black-figure: the period of Corinthian influence.The presentation of the lecturer
14Attic Black-figure: the Mature style I. Lydos and Amasis Painter.The presentation of the lecturer.
15Attic Black-figure: the Mature style II. Exekias.The presentation of the lecturer.
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Recommended Reading: R. M. Cook, Greek Painted Pottery (London 1997 (3rd)). E. Poulsen, Der Orient und die frühe griechische Kunst (Leipzig/Berlin 1912). H. G. G. Payne, Protokorinthische Vasenmalerei (Berlin 1933). H. G. G. Payne, Necrocorinthia. A Study of Corinthian Art in the Archaic Period (Oxford 1931). H. B. Walters, History of Ancient Pottery. Greek, Etruscan and Roman (London 1905). D. A. Amyx, Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period (Berkeley 1988). R. M. Cook, Greek Painted Pottery (London 1997). T. Mannack, Griechische Vasenmalerei. Eine Einführung (Darmstadt 2002). I. Scheibler, Griechische Töpferkunst. Herstellung, Handel und Gebrauch der antiken Tongefäße (München 1995). K. Kübler, Altattische Malerei (Tübingen 1950). P. E. Arias - M. Hirmer, A History of Greek Vase Painting (London 1962). J. D. Beazley, The Development of Attic Black-figure (Berkeley 1951). J. Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases. A Handbook (London 1997). T. Mannack, Griechische Vasenmalerei. Eine Einführung (Darmstadt 2002).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
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 Lectures13339
Self Study10330
Individual Study for Mid term Examination144
Individual Study for Final Examination155
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO15 3    4 3
LO3 2    4  3
LO5       4  
LO6  3       
LO7         4
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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