Taught course

The Arts of Ancient Greece: The Birth of Classical Taste

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Entry requirements

This programme is addressed to art enthusiasts and archaeology fans, as well as anyone with an interest in the history of Greece or the classical world at large.

Months of entry


Course content

This online course aims to offer a journey to the fascinating developments in Greek art from ca. 1200 to ca. 30 BCE. The participant will have a unique chance to learn the very beginning of the Art developed in Greece and its evolution. The course learning journey begins with the decoration of tombs, till the first jewellery design. Even if you’re new to all this, it will surely be a good start to discover such peculiar forms of art and even more, get one fine first taste of the Greek culture, which will make you ask for more.

Greek art is instantly recognizable worldwide, even though most non-specialists find it difficult to understand its development or even name some of its most typical examples. Looking at Greek art in museums, illustrated books or tv documentaries may be fun, though it can sometimes leave the viewer none the wiser as to its secrets. Why did the Greeks invent naturalism? Why did they paint their pots? Did they really exercise or even fight in the nude? In short, what is “Greek” about Greek art? The programme addresses these and many more questions through richly illustrated lectures and carefully planned assignments.

This course is the perfect introduction to an extraordinary cultural phenomenon, catering for the non-specialist, the art enthusiast, the beginner in the study of the classical world, the archaeologist many of us hide inside. After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a training certificate while acquiring a magnificent one time experience. All of the above will be analyzed further and in detail in this online course part of the Arts and Culture category.

Qualification and course duration


3 months

Course contact details

+30 2103 689 359