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*Please note that course syllabi are updated each year in late August 
Prior to August, syllabi on the Classics Department website will reflect the courses as they were offered in the last term or year.  Significant changes in emphasis in course material may occur from year to year, including grading methodology, grade weighting and assignments.   Up-to-date syllabi will be available to students by the first day of class.

CLST 304*

Archaeology of the Classical World and Hellenistic Period


Instructor: A. Foley
Office: Watson Hall, Room 501
Phone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74826
Term: Winter


Teaching Assistant: Shannon Hastings-Viger


Hours: Mondays 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



This is a survey course which examines the archaeological record of the Greek world in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. A major component of this survey will be architectural. We will look at some of the major sites of these periods, including cities and sanctuaries. How did these cities look? What types of building were considered essential and how did these buildings evolve over time? What is meant by the concepts of city planning and landscape architecture? Another component will be aspects of the artistic record, such as sculpture and pottery.

Marking Scheme (tentative)

Midterm:  30%

Research essay: 30%

Final exam: 40%

Required Texts

Visit the Campus Bookstore to find the adopted text for this course.

Additional material and information about this course will be posted on the CLST 304 WebCT. Exams will contain questions based on the material presented in the lectures and in the textbook. Students are responsible for the material posted on WebCT.

Weekly Program Outline

This weekly program is tentative and subject to change.

  • Week 1 (Chapter 7):
    • Introduction
    • Early 5th Century BC
  • Week 2 (Chapter 7):
    • Early Classical Period : General Conditions
    • Early Classical Period : Sculpture (Olympia)
  • Week 3 (Chapter 8):
    • Olympia, etc.
    • High Classical : Acropolis
  • Week 4 (Chapter 8):
    • Parthenon, etc.
    • Other Aspects of Mid- to Late 5th-Century BC
  • Week 5 (Chapter 8):
    • Period Between c450-400 BC : Especially Architecture
    • Period Between c450-400 BC : Especially the West
  • Week 6 (Chapter 9):
    • Features of 4th Century BC; Epidauros
    • Midterm - TBA
  • Week 7 (Chapter 9):
    • 4th Century BC : Theatres and Sanctuaries
    • 4th Century BC : City Planning
  • Week 8 (Chapter 10):
    • 4th Century BC : Sculpture
    • Hellenistic Period : General, Architecture
  • Week 9 (Chapter 10):
    • Pergamon, etc.
    • Hellenistic Architecture, cont'd.
  • Week 10 (Chapter 10):
    • Hellenistic Temples
    • Theatres; Funerary Architecture
  • Week 11 (Chapter 10):
    • Hellenistic Sculpture
    • Hellenistic Sculpture
  • Week 12 (Chapter 10):
    • Altar of Pergamon
    • Synthesis

Electronic Devices in the Classroom

The Department of Classics believes that maintaining an atmosphere of respect and consideration in the classroom is an important part of the pursuit of free intellectual enquiry. The use of electronic devices in the classroom can be disruptive to both the instructor and to other students, and thus we are introducing guidelines on their use. These guidelines will follow the procedure explained in Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct and are in force starting January 2011:

  1. Non-course related use of electronic devices (e.g. playing games, watching movies, social networking and texting), including smartphones, tablets and laptops, is regarded by the Department of Classics as disruptive pursuant to Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct. The use of these devices may be restricted at the discretion of the instructor;
  2. In some courses in CLST, LATN or GREK laptops may not be permitted. You will be told in class by your instructor if this is the case. If the use of laptops is permitted, please understand that their use is restricted to note-taking;
  3. The use of recording devices for lectures is not allowed unless you have requested and been given the express permission of the instructor of the course.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on Principles and Priorities

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1), on the Arts and Science website (see, and from the instructor of this course.

Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.


The material in this outline is copyrighted and is for the sole use of students registered in CLST 304.  This material shall not be distributed or disseminated to anyone other than students registered in CLST 304.  Failure to abide by these conditions constitutes a breach of academic integrity under the University Senate's Academic Integrity Policy Statement.

This page was last updated 31 August, 2012.

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