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Art and Eternity in the Ancient World


ARTH 368 SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS

Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe


SCHEDULE

Monday, January 23 

Introduction
Requirements
DISCUSSION
Eternity Immortality Infinity Time Afterlife Otherworld Underworld Water Heaven Nirvana Reincarnation Prehistoric Art Art in Ancient Egypt Art in Ancient Greece

Lascaux (video) Tombs of Ancient Egypt (video) Delphi (video)


Monday, January 30
Eternity
DISCUSSION
Eternity Human consciousness Altered states of consciousness Perception Reality Intoxication Bacchus Oxygen deficiency Sleep deprivation Fasting Ecstasy Trance Psychoactive drugs Ayahuasca Psilocybin Mescalin LSD Hallucination Sensory Deprivation Vision Mental vortex Near-death experiences Out-of-body experiences Soul flight Astral projection Visionaries Temporal lobe epilepsy Inspired visions Seers Clairvoyance Divination Oracles Plato's Cave Mysticism Meditation Religion Divine encounters Sacred places


PREHISTORY



Monday, February 6
Art and Eternity in Prehistoric Europe
DISCUSSION
Caves Rocks Earth Stars Universe Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Monday, February 13
Caves
DISCUSSION
Caves Rocks Animals Shamanism Human activities in deep caves Sound (hearing) Music (Paleolithic flute) Dance Vision (photoreceptors) Darkness (scotopic vision) Seeing in the dark (electromagnetic spectrum) Seeing blue (Gladstone) Bicameral mind Upper Paleolithic burial practices Paleolithic religion Lascaux (paintings) Chauvet Altamira Cave as labyrinth (video) Sympathetic magic The Sorcerer

Monday, February 20
Megaliths
DISCUSSION
Megaliths Standing stones Stone circles Henges Ley lines Earth mysteries Shamanism Alignments Sacred Engineering Stonehenge Stonehenge (Witcombe) Archaeoastronomy Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge (Witcombe) Newgrange Avebury Callanish Ring of Brodgar Sounds in the Stone Age

Monday, February 27
REPORTS
Caitlin Brewer Grace Culley Sara Lange Scotia Marshall Jessie Meager Sydney Williams

Monday, March 6
SPRING BREAK


ANCIENT EGYPT



Monday, March 13
Art and Eternity in Ancient Egypt
DISCUSSION
Pyramid Texts Book of the Dead Osiris Underworld Duat Death and the Afterlife (video)

Monday, March 20
Tombs
DISCUSSION
Mastabas Pyramids Valley of the Kings Valley of the Queens Tomb of Tutankhamun

Monday, March 27
Temples
DISCUSSION
(Temple) Egyptian Temple Karnak Luxor Temple Abu Simbel Funerary temple Valley temple Mortuary temple (Memorial temple) Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III (Excavations 1, Excavations 2) Great Hypostyle Hall Naos

Monday, April 3
REPORTS
Caitlin Brewer Grace Culley Sara Lange Scotia Marshall Jessie Meager Sydney Williams


ANCIENT GREECE



Monday, April 10
Art and Eternity in Ancient Greece
DISCUSSION
Sacred caves Oracle of Delphi Dodona Mystery cults Immortality Hades Religion

Monday, April 17
Caves & Temples
DISCUSSION
Caves Temples Acropolis Cella Sacrifice Worship Divination Sibyls Nymphs Nympholepsy Nymphaea Apollo Hermes Honey

Monday, April 24
Sculpture
DISCUSSION
Cult statues Votive statues Poetry Heroes Memorials

Monday, May 1
REPORTS
Caitlin Brewer Grace Culley Sara Lange Scotia Marshall Jessie Meager Sydney Williams


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