900-600BCE The Geometric and The Orientalizing
480-450BCE Early Classical
450-400BCE High Classical
400-323BCE Late Classical
Athens, Corinth, Sparta, etc.
Coinage (from Asia Minor)
Alphabetic writing (from the Phoenicians) 7th C, BCE
Representative govt, private property, freedom of
speech, etc. (in Athens) by 6th C, BCE (MALE)
Sanctuaries (vs. Egyptian)
Dipylon Krater (funerary vase).
Man and Centaur.
Rectilinear forms on pottery – pots are main source of info for this period…
Egyptian/Near eastern influence on designs in pottery…
Woman poet, Sappho, on island of Lesbos
Aesop’s fables (on another island) http://youtu.be/BBBymzF8hoI
Athens was growing/prospering
Artist’s commissions/begin signing their work
Archaic – 600-480BCE
So-called “old-fashioned” compared to the classical aesthetic to follow…