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090100 KU Lighting Devices and Oil Lamps in Early Christian Archaeological Contexts (2018S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 07.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 14.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 21.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 11.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 18.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 25.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 02.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 06.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 13.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 20.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 27.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is devoted to the study of lighting devices, dated to Late Antiquity and the early Byzantine period. Indeed, the light in churches, besides its natural practical function, assumed an important theological and liturgical meaning. The flame of the candles symbolized Christ as *the light of the world* and was therefore considered by the faithful to be an element of joy and transmission of the evangelical message from the Gospel. Therefore, in the context of the material culture of early Christianity a special attention should be addressed to the study of oil lamps.
The course focuses mainly on:
- Polyangistra and polycandela
- Introduction to Late Antique and Byzantine lamps
- Pagan, Hebrew, Samaritan and Christian iconographic themes on the oil lamps
- The inscriptions on the oil lamps
- The oil lamps of the early Islamic period

Assessment and permitted materials

Active Participation (50%); oral presentation (25%), written analysis of a group of oil lamps (25%). Further details will be provided during the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Acquisition of methods for the analysis and contextualisation of ancient oil lamps.

Examination topics

Reading list

S. Loffreda, Light and life: ancient Christian oil lamps of the Holy Land, Jerusalem 2001
M. Xanthopoulou, Les lampes en bronze à l'époque paléochrétienne, Turnhout 2010
Further bibliography will be suggested to students according to treated subjects

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar für: Grabung/Denkmalpflege/...
im BA: PM Grabung/Denkmalpflege, kl. Vertiefung;
im MA: APM LG, APM EX;

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