Greece 2



AP Art History

See below for current information and assignments.


"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." 
                                                                           Pablo Picasso


Aegean & Greek

Nike of Samothrace


Chapters 4 & 5, Aegean and Greek

Chapter 5, "Art of Ancient Greece"  will be divided into three chunks: Greece 1, 

pp. 152-177; Greece, 2 pp. 177-198; Greece 3, 198-221.

As soon as we finish one chunk, we get into our groups, do previews, and then take the quiz. 
Be prepared!

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!


Greece Terms.pdf


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


Humanism, Idealism, Rationalism.pdf


Contrapposto-Canon of Proportion.pdf


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.


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.


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. 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 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.