51 Chapter 5 Overview

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine and identify early Greek art.

In Chapter 5 we will examine Ancient Greek art. We will look at how this art contributed to the larger development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Ancient Greek art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this module include:

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  • Review: Key Learning Items


  • Read: Aegean Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Read: The Early Aegean (3000–700 BCE)

Geometric Period

  • Watch: Geometric Greek Krater (4:26)

Archaic Period

  • Watch: Black Figure Amphora (6:42)
  • Watch: Niobid Painter, Attic Red Figure Calyx-Krater (6:04)
  • Watch: New York Kouros (5:52)

Classical Period

  • Watch: Spear Bearer (5:07)
  • Watch: The Greek Temple (6:31)
  • Watch: East and West Pediments, Temple of Aphaia (14:39)
  • Watch: Myron, Discus Thrower (3:45)
  • Watch: The Parthenon (16:03)
  • Watch: Parthenon’s East Pediment (4:58)
  • Watch: Parthenon Frieze (5:21)
  • Watch: Parthenon Metopes (6:42)
  • Watch: Erechtheion (4:13)

Extra Review

  • Review: External Resources


  • Submit: Module 5 Quiz (5 points)


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