This lesson covers ideal beauty in the ancient world by discussing related art and architecture from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

Adapting Materials

For ease of adapting the materials, editable files are provided. Under additional files, you can download the presentation in PowerPoint and the reading list and sketchbook assignment in Word.


This Art Appreciation OER was adapted from existing resources by Marie Porterfield Barry for the Fall 2019 semester as part of East Tennessee State University’s Open Educational Resources (OERs) Awards Program.

05-Ideal-Beauty-in-the-Ancient-World-Presentation.pptx (52888 kB)
Lesson 05 Presentation in PowerPoint

05-Ideal-Beauty-in-the-Ancient-World-Reading-List.docx (13 kB)
Lesson 05 Reading List in Word

05-Ideal-Beauty-in-the-Ancient-World-Sketchbook-Assignment.docx (11 kB)
Lesson 05 Sketchbook Assignment in Word