Fine Arts | Classical Art & Archaeology
A206 | 2209 | Glowacki

This course is an introductory survey of the art and archaeology of
ancient Greece and Rome from prehistoric times to the 4th century A.D.
Lectures focus on the nature and objectives of classical archaeology and
its contribution to our understanding of the past.  There are three main
areas of concentration: the pre-classical civilizations of the Aegean
basin (especially Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece), the Greek city state
(emphasis on Archaic and Classical Athens), and the monuments of the Roman
Empire (Augustan Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum).  Special attention will
be given to the development of Greek and Roman architecture, sculpture and
painting.  The principal goals of the course are 1) to provide an
introduction to the major monuments of ancient Greece and Rome and to the
history and methods of classical archaeology; and 2) to explore ways of
"looking" at archaeological remains (both large and small, both on site
and in the museum) and 3) to see some of the issues and problems involved
in archaeological interpretation and in the ways we attempt to reconstruct
the past using this evidence.
This course meets with CLAS C206.