Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean contains in-depth
lectures on Cycladic history, architecture, and art.
Foundation Museum of Cycladic Art houses an extensive collection
of Cycladic figures and other artifacts from the Cyclades.
article discussed in class by David Gill and Christopher
Chippindale, "Material and intellectual consequences of esteem
for Cycladic figures," American Journal of Archaeology 97(1993):
Thera Foundation offers a virtual
tour of the frescoes excavated
from the site of Akrotiri.
article on the Theran eruption contains an excellent
overview (with detailed references) of the latest developments
in the the dating of the eruption, and the implications for our
understanding of Minoan history. Likewise, the Wikipedia
article on Minoan Chronology is very helpful. It contains a
chart that compares the various chronological systems that have
been developed to describe Minoan history and archaeological remains,
and contains links to other similar charts on the web. As helpful
as these charts are, however, they have almost certainly been made
obsolete by the latest scientific research, published
in the journal Science in 2006. For the latest on these exciting developments,
see the e-companion to Sturt
W. Manning, A test of time: the volcano of Thera and the chronology
and history of the Aegean and east Mediterranean in the mid second
millennium BC (Oxford:
Oxbow Books, 1999).
of Plato's Timaeus and Critias can be found on the Perseus
Also discussed in class: Sarah Morris's article, "A
Tale of Two Cities: The Miniature Fresoes From Thera and the Origins
of Greek Poetry," American Journal of Archaeology 93 (1989): 511-535.