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Special Seminar: Feasting and Athletics or Who are the “Elite” in Archaic and Classical Greece?

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Kod przedmiotu: 3104-SD18PCHCP Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 08.3 / (0222) Historia i archeologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Special Seminar: Feasting and Athletics or Who are the “Elite” in Archaic and Classical Greece?
Jednostka: Instytut Historyczny
Grupy: Przedmioty okołoseminaryjne, studia II stopnia
Zajęcia obcojęzyczne w IH UW
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:

fakultatywne

Skrócony opis:

Four courses in Spring 2018.

In recent years scholars have begun to question and deconstruct the enduring historical model of ancient Greece as a static elite or aristocratic society without the possibility of social advancement. At the same time ancient historians and archaeologists have made great strides in understanding the social and cultural modes of behavior, such as feasting, symposia, and athletics, that made ancient Greece unique and subsequently left such a lasting imprint on European culture. This course combines these two advances in scholarship and offers students a succinct and rich introduction to a carefully selected broad range of primary and secondary sources, as well as ancient material evidence that is at the forefront of current research on ancient Greece.

Pełny opis:

Lesson 1: Previous scholarship and current research on how to define Greek “elite” culture

Lesson 2: Greek elite culture, the polis and beyond

Lesson 3: Feasting in context

Lesson 4: Athletics and social mobility

In recent years scholars have begun to question and deconstruct the enduring historical model of ancient Greece as a static elite or aristocratic society without the possibility of social advancement. At the same time ancient historians and archaeologists have made great strides in understanding the social and cultural modes of behavior, such as feasting, symposia, and athletics, that made ancient Greece unique and subsequently left such a lasting imprint on European culture. This course combines these two advances in scholarship and offers students a succinct and rich introduction to a carefully selected broad range of primary and secondary sources, as well as ancient material evidence that is at the forefront of current research on ancient Greece.

More specifically this course examines how feasting and athletics can be considered as hallmarks of Greek “elite” culture that functioned as principal tools for status negotiation and self-identification for Greek “elites” and those who wished to climb the ‘social ladder’ in Archaic and Classical Greece.

The course is structured around four lessons: Lesson 1 examines previous scholarship and current research on how to define Greek “elite” culture. Lesson 2 focuses on the polis institution at different levels and its association with Greek “elite” culture as well as the value of feasting and athletics for forming an ‘ultra-elite’ system of values surpassing the level of polis. Lesson 3 discusses feasting, an important source of information for the study of social structures and mechanisms, in different forms and settings, from the household to the mortuary and cult spheres, based on archaeological and historical evidence. Lesson 4 surveys athletics and public agones in relation to opportunities for vertical social advancement in the competitive Archaic and Classical Greek world.

Literatura:

Sources for Athletics and Social Mobility (distributed in a course packet)

Primary

Selections from Archaic Greek poetry and Herodotus’ Histories

Ebert, J. (1972) Griechische Epigramme auf Sieger an gymnischen und hippischen Agonen. Abhandlungen der sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Philologisch-historische Klasse 63.2. Berlin.

Moretti, L. (ed.) (1953) Iscrizioni Agonistiche Greche. Rome.

Secondary

Selections from:

Christensen, P. and D. G. Kyle (eds.) (2014) A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity. Singapore.

Literature:

Bravo, B. (1996) “Una società legata alla terra,” in S. Settis, ed. I Greci. Storia cultura arte società, vol. i: Una storia greca, fasc. 2. Torino: 527-560.

Bray, T. L. (ed.) (2003) The Archaeology and Politics of Food and Feasting in Early States and Empires, New York.

van Dommelen, P. and Knapp, B. A. (eds.) (2011) Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean: Mobility, Materiality and Mediterranean Identities. London-New York.

Dietler, M. and Hayden, B (eds) (2001) Feasts. Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on Food, Politics and Power, Washington.

Donlan, W. (1980) The Aristocratic Ideal in Ancient Greece: Attitudes of Superiority from Homer to the End of the Fifth Century B.C. Lawrence, Kansas.

Draycott, C. and M. Stamatopoulou (eds) (2016) Dining and Death. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the 'Funerary Banquet' in Ancient Art, Burial and Belief, Leuven.

Duplouy, A. (2006) Le Prestige des Élites: Recherches sur les modes de reconnaissance sociale en Grèce entre les Xe et Ve siècles avant J.-C. Paris.

(2015) “ Genealogical and dynastic behaviour in archaic and classical Greece: two gentilician strategies,” in Fisher and van Wees ed. 2015: 59-84.

Fisher, N. and van Wees, H., eds. (2015) ‘Aristocracy’ in Antiquity: Redefining Greek and Roman Elites. Swansea.

Fox, R.S. (2012) Feasting Practices and Changes in Greek Society from the Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age, Oxford.

Fouchard, A. (2006) “Comment reconnaître les élites en Grèce ancienne,” in L. Capdetrey and T. Laford eds. La Cité et Ses Élites: Pratiques et représentation des formes de domination et de contrôle social dans les cités grecques. Paris: 359-378.

Lima, S. (2007) Feasting in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Aegean: Variability and Meaning, Cincinnati.

Lissarague, F. (1990) The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet: Images of Wine and Ritual, Princeton.

Hall, J. M. (2007) A History of the archaic Greek World – ca. 1200–479 BC. Oxford.

Malkin, I. (2011) A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean. Oxford.

Mazarakis Ainian, A., Alexandridou, A. and Charalambidou, X (eds) (2017), Regional Stories Towards a New Perception of the Early Greek world, Proceedings of the International Symposium in the honour of Professor Jan Bouzek, University of Thessaly, IAKA Department, 18-21/6/2015, Volos.

Morris, I. (1996) “The Strong Principle of Equality and the Archaic Origins of Greek Democracy,” in J. Ober and C. Hedrick eds. Dēmokratia. A Conversation on Democracies, Ancient and Modern. Princeton, NJ: 19-48.

Murray, O. (1983) ‘The symposion as social organization’, in R. Hägg (ed.), The Greek Renaissance of the Eighth Century B.C.: Tradition and Innovation, Stockholm, 195-99.

Murray, O. (ed.) (1990) Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion, Oxford.

Murray, O. (1994) ‘Nestor’s cup and the origin of the Greek symposion’, in B. D’Agostino and D. Ridgway (eds), ΑΠΟΙΚΙΑ. I più antichi insediamenti greci in Occidente: funzioni e modi dell’organizzazione politica e sociale. Scritti in onore di G. Buchner, Naples, 47-54.

Murray, O. (2009) ‘The culture of the symposion’, in K. A. Raaflaub and H. van Wees (eds), A Companion to Archaic Greece, Malden and Oxford, 508-523.

Nicholson, N.J. (2005) Aristocracy and Athletics in Archaic and Classical Greece. Cambridge.

Rose, P.W. (2012) Class in Archaic Greece. Cambridge.

Ste. Croix, G. E. M. (1984) “Class in Marx’s conception of history, ancient and modern,” New Left Review 146: 94-111.

Scott, M. (2010) Delphi and Olympia: The Spatial Politics of Panhellenism in the Archaic and Classical Period. Cambridge.

Shear, J. L. (2011) Polis and Revolution: Responding to Oligarchy in Classical Athens.

Cambridge.

Stahl, M. (1987) Aristokraten und Tyrannen im archaischen Athen. Stuttgart.

Starr, C. G. (1992) The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilization. New York–Oxford.

Stein-Hölkeskamp, E. (1989) Adelskultur und Polisgesellschaft: Studien zum griechischen Adel in archaischer und klassischer Zeit. Stuttgart.

Ulf, C. (2014) “Formen von Konsumption, Lebensstilen und Öffentlichkeiten von Homer bis Theognis,” Klio 96: 416-36.

Van den Eijnde, F., Blok, J.H. and Strootman, R. (eds) (2018) Feasting and Polis Institutions, Leiden.

Van Wees, H. and Fisher, N. (2015) “Introduction: the trouble with ‘aristocracy’,” in N. Fisher and H. van Wees, eds. 2015: 1-57.

Voutsaki, S. and S. M. Valamoti (eds) (2013) Diet, Economy and Society in the Ancient Greek World. Towards a Better Integration of Archaeology and Science. Proceedings of the International Conference held at the Netherlands Institute at Athens, 2010 (Pharos Supplement 1), Leuven.

Wecowski, M. (2014) The Rise of the Greek aristocratic banquet. Oxford.

Efekty uczenia się:

Students will acquire knowledge about the attitudes and forms of activity that formed the Archaic and Classical Greek elite culture. In class and for their daily assignments they will be encouraged to think critically about how different historical narratives can be constructed from a diverse range of sources. In their final essay they will be asked to form an original argument and pose new questions, based on the evidence, which also respond to current scholarly debates. The course promotes exchange and cross-fertilization among the involved disciplines of history and archaeology helping students to understand the value of learning to work in both disciplines.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Students will be evaluated through their attendance, participation, and group work in the four classes and by a final essay.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2018/19" (zakończony)

Okres: 2019-02-16 - 2019-06-08
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Koordynatorzy: Marek Węcowski
Prowadzący grup: Polyxeni Charalampidou, Cameron Pearson, Marek Węcowski
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