Art and Society in Ancient Pompeii|
Spring 2020 not offered
ARHA 225, ARCP 234|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This seminar surveys the art, architecture, and material remains of the cities buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. Through readings, class discussions, and student research presentations, we will explore the ways in which this material can be used to study the social and political life of a small Roman city and examine the unique evidence for reconstructing the private life of Roman citizens, from their participation in local politics and government, to their religious beliefs and lives, to the interior decoration of their homes and their burial customs.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(CCIV)(CLAS)
A selection of readings in primary sources in translation (e.g., the letters of Pliny, ancient inscriptions, Petronius) and modern art historical and archaeological studies.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short essays, midterm, final, and research paper linked to a class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Some knowledge of the art, history or civilization of ancient Rome is strongly recommended but not required.