Honors | Classical Art & Archaeology
C206 | 1012 | Klein
11:30A-12:45P TR CH 001
C206 Classical Art and Archaeology presents an introduction to the
Greek and Roman World by exploring the material culture of these
civilizations. Students will learn the techniques of modern
archaeology so as to gain an understanding of how the discipline has
created a valuable perspective on ancient society. They will also
look at the most important works of ancient art in the context of the
cultures which created them. The class will begin with the
prehistoric origins of Greek culture in the Aegean and continue with
the rise of the Greek city and the panhellenic sanctuaries. A survey
of Roman archaeology will trace the development of the Roman empire
from its Greek and Etruscan forerunners. Class lectures will be
accompanied by slide and video presentations.
There are no prerequisites.
Textbook: W. Bierts, The Archaeology of Greece.
The honors college section of C206 will meet for an additional weekly
discussion section. These meetings are intended to provide a forum
for selected topics, including archaeological methodology, ethics
and the modern archaeologist, and current research in the
Mediterranean, and for visits to the collection of the Indiana
University Art Museum.
Honors students will be required to attend the discussion section and
write a 5-7 page research paper.