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            Homer                                 Map of Odysseus' Journey

Semester Exam on the Odyssey, Thursday 26 January.

 

Aegean & Greek

Odyssey See prep materials below.

Mycenee-reconstruction

Lion Gate, Mycenee

Odyssey background test Monday, 14 November. Check out the Odyssey prep page to the left.

Chapter 6 Greek & Roman 

We will spend time now reading from Homer's Odyssey. Check the Odyssey Prep page for flash cards and other valuable links to prepare for our reading of this epic.

 

The PowerPoint Presentations and CueCard sets for these chapters are posted.  
Check them out to the left. They are useful study tools. 

 

Downloads for Aegean & Greek 
You need these!

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Greece Terms.pdf

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Bronze Casting.pdf (Rotate it once clockwise in Adobe Reader)

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Humanism, Idealism, Rationalism.pdf

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Contrapposto-Canon of Proportion.pdf

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Greek Outline.pdf  There's no time to go over all this Greek background material in class, so download this file, study it, and come in and take a group open-book/note extra credit test on it.

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Here is a link to an excellent site that covers Mesopotamian history. 

It does a nice job of covering the period of Greek history called "The Persian Wars" through the campaigns of Alexander the Great.  

Click on the Persia image below to go to the site's home page and then click on the pages beginning with "Prelude to the Persian Wars" through "The Battle of Issus."  You may carry through to the end of Alexander if you wish. It's very interesting history.

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I posted the link to the Power Point Presentation on the Golden Ratio we talked about in connection to the Parthenon. Click on the Links page to the left. 

3 X 3 Extra credit possibility here.

 


Check out the travel page. Make your own contribution after a trip.

 

 For those who wish to purchase the text, Art History Second Edition by Marilyn Stokstad, there are several ways to purchase.

Amazon.com is a good source of new and used copies. Also some folks have found excellent prices on eBay. 

You want to be sure that you purchase the Second Edition or Second Edition revised, copyright 2002 or later. Don't get the first edition!

The two volume boxed set with a Van Gogh slipcover is no longer in print but is available used. It's very nice. 


I highly recommend having a copy of a book called  The Annotated Mona Lisa. Students say this is the most useful review tool available for the AP Art History test.. She also has a book entitled The Annotated Arch about architecture. I think it's good, but I haven't really used it that much. 

Here is a link to the title at Amazon.com. You can choose either new or used, all at a good price.. 
Annotated Mona Lisa

Remember, there is no requirement to purchase either text. I issue both of these books to every student.