Lecture, Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt (3500-100 BCE)
Cleopatra was played by Elizabeth Taylor
Lower Egypt is geographically upper Egypt. But it is called
Lower Egypt due to the land's low land. Upper Egypt is in the
lower region because of the land's altit
Lecture, The Different Eras
Cycladic (Island) - c. 3000-2000 BCE
Minoan (Cretan) - c. 2500-1200
Late Minoan (Palaces) - c 1700-1200BCE
Helladic/Mycenaean (Mainland) - c 2500-1200BCE
Late Helladic- c 1700-1200 BCE
Woman from Syros (Cyclades) c 2500-2300 BC
Lecture, Continuation of Ancient Egypt
Mastaba: square base table leading down to a burial site. An
attempt to hide site due to grave robbers.
Egyptians believed that if you could preserve the body then
you would have a better chance at a better afterlife
Lecture, Architecture Terms Part 1
Formal vs. natural:
Styles of art. Formal opts for presenting a form of reality; leans
towards ideal looks and symbolic appearances. Natural opts to present things more as they are;
truer to life. Formal VS Natural
Lecture, Architecture Terms Part 2
Insula: In Roman architecture, a multistory apartment house,
usually made of brick-faced concrete; also refers to an entire
Castrum: A Roman military encampment.
Decumanus/ cardo: Decumanus is the east-west s
Notes on Homer and the Citadel
The Mycenaeans are more world like and their origin is not
so clear. They are not related to the Minoans. Minoans wrote
in primitive script called Linear A.
Mycenaean wrote in Linear B.
Mycenaean related to Minoan art and ar
Lecture on Roman and Greek Orders
Background: Classical Orders and the Development of Greek
Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Composite (roman)
Raking corner are a kind of sloping corners, angled
In Antis Temple: (columns between 'ants' walls)
Lecture on the Dark Ages
Words: Polis, Canon, Red-figure vase, Black- figure vase,
Contraposto, Kouros/Kore, Peplos, Chiton, Himation, Votive,
Some kind of human made aggression, or natural disaster, or
even invasion caused the decline of
Lecture on the Acropolis
White marble- Athens had a warlord
Burned down, they united and beat the Persians.
They wanted to rebuild the city, but really wanted to rebuild
the sanctuary to Athena, who gave them the victory over
Every building is of
Lecture, Pharaohs of Egypt
Palette of Narmer up on projector.
The image of the cow looking back at its mother cow.
Mortuary Temple of Queen Hapshetsut, Deir el-Bahri, c.
1473-1458BCE, New Kingdom
She was seen as a king and seen as a man. She wore the