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Slides on High Middle Ages

Review these slides on the  High Middle Ages to clarify our discussion on Medieval literature and culture. You might also enjoy this short overview of How to Read Medieval Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Slides on Middle Ages

Please review the following slides for discussions on the Byzantine Empire and Holy Roman Empire spanning 500 CE to 1000 CE. Byzantine Society and Religion Charlemagne and Medieval Culture

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Zoroastrian Texts

The following links to Zoroastrian texts will help us in our class discussion: Muller, ed. Sacred Books of the East. vol IV. Oxford 1880 Skjaervo, Introduction to Zoroastrianism 2005 Harvard University Symbol of Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord)

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Zoroastrianism by Khan Academy

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Zoroastrianism by Story of God (National Geographic)

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Slides on Judaism

Review the slides on Judaism to aid in our class discussions on the Hebrew people.   Rembrandt van Rijn. Moses Smashes the Tables of the Law, 1659.

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Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Series

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Slides on Rome

Enjoy the slides on The Roman Legacy for our conversations in class and to support our readings.

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Slides on Hellenism

Please see the slides on Hellenism for our in class discussions.

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Slides on Classical Greece

Please consider the Classical Greek era in Classical Greece for our discussion together.

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Slides on Early Greece

HUM 4 students may benefit from the following slides Early Greece. Bull Leaping fresco from the Palace at Knossos, Crete

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Greek Mythology (full text)

Thanks to the open sourced brilliance of Internet Archive we have a rich compendium of articles about the Greek and Roman Mythology. We will use this together as we discuss Greek and Roman mythology.

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The Gods of the Egyptian or Studies in Egyptian Mythology

The amazing compendium by E. A. Wallis Budge Gods of the Egyptians or Studies in Egyptian Mythology contains a wealth of literary and visual content for us to explore Ancient Egyptian religion together.

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Slides on Ancient Egypt

Please review slides on Ancient Egypt for our discussion.  

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Egypt’s Golden Empire Part 2

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Norco College Art Gallery

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Five Classical Orders

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Leon Battista Alberti, Santa Maria Novella 1470

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Alberti and Rosselino, Palazzo Rucellai c.1446-1451

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Leon Battista Alberti, Santa Maria Novella 1470

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Filippo Brunelleschi, Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore 1436

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Mesopotamian Votives

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Sumerian lyre from Royal Cemetary at Ur c.2600-2350 BCE

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The Slaying of Humbaba 9th c. BCE

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Stela of King Naram-sin c.2300-2200 BCE

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Panel of Hesira c.2750 BCE

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Dying Lioness c. 668-627 BCE

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Divine Consort Amernirdis I c.710 BCE

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Babylonian Cylinder Seal c. 1800 BCE

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Pilobolus Dancers peform “Symbiosis”

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Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland and choreographed by Martha Graham

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“Wade in the Water” from Revelations by Alvin Ailey

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Isadora Duncan choreographed dance

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake performed by the American Ballet

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Banksy

Visit the official Banksy site for examples of one of the premier 21st century street artists.

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Nave of Saint Madeleine c.1132 CE

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Nave of Saint-Sernin Basilica in Toulouse c.1120 CE

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West Facade of the abbey of Jumieges c.1067 CE

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Tympanum frieze of Autun Cathedral 1135 CE

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Reliquary Statue of Saint Foy 10th c.CE

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Domenico di Michelino, Dante and His Poem 1465 CE

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Hildegard von Bingen Illuminated Manuscript of Scivias ca. 1146 CE

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Psalter of Henry Blois, Bishop of Winchester, The Mouth of Hell 12th c. CE

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Great Buckle from Sutton Hoo, 7th c. CE

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Lindau Gospels, ca. 870 CE

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Sutton Hoo Purse Cover, ca. 630 CE

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Edvard Munch, The Scream c.1893

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Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, c.1910

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Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon c.1907

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Pablo Picasso, Boy Leading a Horse c.1906

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Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist c.1903-4

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Paul Cézanne, The Bathers c.1906

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Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait c.1889

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Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait c.1887

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Vincent van Gogh, Lallee des Alyscamps c.1888

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Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhone c.1888

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Vincent van Gogh, The Potato Eaters c.1885

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Piero della Francesca, Discovery and Proving of the True Cross c.1455

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Antonio Pollaiuolo, Hercules and Antaeus ca. 1475

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Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase 1912 C.E.

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Marcel Duchamp, Large Glass 1915 C.E.

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Marcel Duchamp, Fountain 1913 C.E.

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King John the Good ca. 1356-59 C.E.

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Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Nursing Madonna ca. 1340 C.E.

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Limbourg Brothers, February from Very Precious Hours ca. 1413-16 C.E.

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Jean Pucelle, Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux 1325-28 C.E.

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La Cité des Dames de Christine de Pizan c. 1410 C.E.

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Crucifixion and Deposition of Christ, Psalter of Blanche, ca. 1235 C.E.

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Upper Chapel of Saint Chapelle 1245-8 C.E.

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Royal Entrance of Chartres Cathedral 1140-50 C.E.

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West Facade of Chartres Cathedral ca. 1194 C.E.

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Georges Seurat, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte 1884-6 C.E.

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Leonardo da Vinci, the Benois Madonna 1478 C.E.

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Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus 1606 C.E.

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Simone Martini, Annunciation 1333 C.E.

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Hieronymous Bosch, Last Judgment 16th c. C.E.

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Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights 16th c. C.E.

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Hieronymous Bosch, The Temptation Of St Anthony 16th c. C.E.

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Dover Castle 12th c. C.E.

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The Ascension, Sacramentary of Archbishop Drogo of Metz, ca. 842 C.E.

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Book of Kells Folio from Matthew’s Gospel ca. 800 C.E.

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Palatine Chapel Interior 732-805 C.E.

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Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius ca. 173 C.E.

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Arch of Titus (inside view) ca. 81 C.E.

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Spoils from Jerusalem Temple from the Arch of Titus ca. 81 B.C.E.

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Colosseum interior 72-80 C.E.

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Colosseum exterior 72-80 C.E.

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Maison Carrée in Nimes, France ca. 19 B.C.E.

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Giovanni Paolo Panini, The Interior of the Pantheon ca. 1734

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Pantheon facade ca. 118-125 C.E.

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Pont du Gard in Nimes, France ca 20-10 B.C.E.

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Augustus of Primaporta 1st c. C.E.

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Bust of Julius Caesar 1st c. B.C.E.

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Flavian Woman ca. 89 C.E.

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Laocoön and His Sons 2nd c. B.C.E.

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Nike of Samothrace ca. 190 B.C.E.

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Apollo of the Belvedere 4th c. B.C.E.

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Zeus or Poseidon ca. 460 B.C.E.

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Amphora by Exekias, Ajax and Achilles ca. 530 B.C.E.

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Discobolus ca. 450 B.C.E.

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