Classical Studies | The Ancient City
C503 | 1026 | Franklin
C503: The Ancient City meets MW from 2:30P-3:45P in Fine Arts 010.
This section is open to graduates only and meets with C421:
Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome and FINA A410.
What were the major buildings of ancient Rome, how did they
develop, and how did they look? What did the Romans have to say
about them? What remains today? All these questions will be
answered in this course on the development of the ancient city. In
fact, by the end of the course students will be able to “walk”
through the ancient city both in their minds and on the ground when
they finally reach the caput mundi.
The format of the course will be largely lecture
presentations, based on slides of the city and its remains.
Professor Franklin, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, has
lived in Rome for several years and twice served as the Professor-In-
Charge at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, so
he is eminently prepared to offer suggestions for coffee or meals at