Seminar explores art of Greek East from 300 B.C.E to 300 C.E.; emphasis on understanding and analyzing production, style, materials, functions. Sculpture made for Hellenistic kings and cities, and changes in sculptural production with Roman conquest and imperial rule. Main categories of evidence: funerary monuments, portrait statues, heroic groups in baroque style, Dionysiac-themed decorative sculpture. Issues of stylistic categories, periodization, meaning and interpretation, theoretical perspectives expressed in ancient literary texts, and current scholarly debates and trends in study of Hellenistic and Roman art in a Greek context form an integral part of the seminar.