KLBcB52 Greek architecture

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Tomáš Jirák (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Monika Koróniová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Eliška Kazdová, CSc.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Šibíčková
Supplier department: Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Mon 16:00–17:40 T209
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The students will get informed about the development of ancient greek architecture in this course. Chronological boarders of the theme are the first monuments of the Aegean architecture at one side and the period of Augustus on the other side. Ancient greek architecutre includes the buildings in Greece and Aegean islands, as well as the territory of the greek civilisation in Asia, south Italy and Sicily. It is spread to the whole hellenistic territory in its later phase. At the end of this course the students should achieve the global knowledge of the evolution of official and domestic Greek architecture and its monuments from the aegean period to the augustan stage in principal territories where Greek culture flourished.
  • Basic construction technologies, used materials and building styles.
  • The most important architectonical forms (eg. sacral buildings, profan private and public architecture).
  • Greece, or more precisely hellenistic, conception of urbanization.
    recommended literature
  • STEHLÍKOVÁ, Eva. Antické divadlo. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2005. 383 s. ISBN 8024611058. info
  • LAWRENCE, A. W. Greek architecture. Edited by R. A. Tomlinson. 5th ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. viii, 243. ISBN 0300064926. info
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  • MCENROE, John C. Architecture of Minoan Crete: Constructing Identity in the Aegean Bronze Age. 1st. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. 202 pp. ISBN 978-0-292-72193-7. info
  • MALACRINO, Carmelo G. Constructing the Ancient World: Architectual Techniques of the Greeks and Romans. 1st. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010. 216 pp. ISBN 978-1-60606-016-2. info
  • The Oxford handbook of the Bronze age Aegean (ca. 3000-1000 BC). Edited by Eric H. Cline. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xxxiii, 93. ISBN 9780195365504. info
  • The Cambridge companion to the Aegean Bronze Age. Edited by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xxxvi, 452. ISBN 9780521891271. info
  • BETANCOURT, Philip P. Introduction to Aegean art. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, 2007. xx, 212. ISBN 9781931534215. info
  • SPAWFORTH, Tony. The Complete Greek Temples. 1st. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006. 240 pp. ISBN 978-0-500-05142-9. info
  • PREZIOSI, Donald and Louise HITCHCOCK. Aegean art and architecture. 1st pub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. ix, 252. ISBN 9780192842084. info
  • HELLMANN, M. C. L'Architecture grecque. 1998. info
  • KNELL, H. Grundzüge der griechischen Architektur. Darmstadt, 1980. info
  • BERVE, Helmut and Gottfried GRUBEN. Greek Temples, Theaters and Shrines. New York: Harry N. Abrams INC., 1962. 508 pp. info
Teaching methods
lecture and seminar with presentations of principal buildings, projects and their analysis
Assessment methods
Lecture written exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Spring 2009, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2019.
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