Sculptural remains from Athens are exceedingly rich and extremely important for history of Greek art; most of our knowledge about Greek sculpture is derived from Athenian evidence. Hellenistic sculptors of Athens well known throughout the Mediterranean, working in Delos, Pergamon, Rome. Abundant literary and epigraphic evidence provides wealth of contextual information to reconstruct historical, political, and ideological circumstances of production and display of public statuary in Athens in a way that is not possible for any other ancient city except perhaps imperial Rome. Thorough understanding of Athenian material essential foundation for study of Greek sculpture. Instructor consent required.