Ancient Monuments: Landscape, History, and Memory|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
In this course, we will examine some of the most renowned sites from Greek and Roman antiquity, such as the Parthenon and the other monuments on and near the Athenian Acropolis, the Colosseum and Forum in Rome, and Pompeii. The aim is to get a broad understanding of their significance, and so the sources will include ancient texts, modern scholarship and travel narrative, and visual representations such as drawings and photographs. Because the course is connected to a theme of "shifting landscapes," we will pay particular attention to the ways in which the ancient sites interact with their surroundings.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)
Selections from: ancient authors (e.g., Aeschylus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Pausanias, Pliny); 19th-century travel writers (e.g., Stendahl, Dickens, Twain); 20th-century scholarship. All the material will be available either online or in a course pack.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four short response papers; a longer final paper or project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The success of this course will depend on the students' consistent engagement with the material and participation in class discussion.