This six week course traced the development of Greek art from its beginnings in the Dark Ages to the Classical perfection of the 5th century BC.

This six week course traced the development of Greek art from its beginnings in the Dark Ages to the Classical perfection of the 5th century BC. It also looked at how Greek art changed in the 4th century BC and the radical transformations which occurred as a result of the conquests of Alexander the Great, which extended the Greek world over the whole eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Presenter

Emeritus Professor Frank Sear is a world-renowned architectural historian and former Chair of Classics at The University of Melbourne. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies. He has published widely on his archaeological work and published a number of books including Roman Wall and Vault Mosaics, Roman Architecture and Roman Theatres: an architectural study.

He was co-Director of the Australian Pompeii Project from 1978 to 1988, and since 1990 has directed the Australian Roman Theatres project, which involved surveying the theatres at Gubbio, Taormina, Benevento and Pompeii in Italy, Jerash in Jordan, and Orange in France. Professor Sear has also led numerous archaeological tours in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Egypt, North Africa, Spain and France.

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Image credit

East pediment of the Parthenon, three female figures c. 440 BC, British Museum.

Enquiries

Caterina Sciacca, Community Education Manager
Phone: +61 3 8344 3996
Email: caterina.sciacca@unimelb.edu.au