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HA 235 — Art, Technology and Empire in the Ancient World: Greece and Persia

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

An introduction to monumental Greek and Persian palace and temple architecture and its decoration in the Eastern Mediterranean and West/Central Asia before and after Alexander “the Great.” Students learn about the region’s history, technological traditions and innovations in building, function, furnishing and ornament, and about the legacies of ancient Greek and Western Asian architecture in the modern world. (G6: The Arts; G7: Humanities; and G9: Other World Civilizations).