Painted pottery constitutes the largest surviving body of ancient Greek pictorial imagery and provides an important window on Greek society. This class offers an overview of Greek pottery ca.750-450 BC, with an emphasis on the style and iconography of Athenian black-figure and red-figure vases. Students will handle and learn from actual vases in a context of guided discussions and shared insights, in the process acquiring a knowledge of different fabrics and regional schools, as well as an understanding of production techniques, evolutions in style, and the role of painted pottery in Greek society.