Classical Studies | Classical Art & Archaeology
C206 | 2976 | Glowacki

Classical Art & Archaeology
CLAS-C206 ,  2976 ,  Glowacki

An introductory survey of the art and archaeology of ancient Greece
and Rome from prehistoric times to the 1st century A.D.  Lectures,
readings and assignments will 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 "palatial" civilizations of the Aegean basin (Minoan Crete
and Mycenaean Greece), the Greek polis  or "city-state" (emphasis on
Archaic and Classical Athens), and the cities and monuments of the
Roman Empire (Augustan Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum).  Special
attention will be given to the formal development, function, and
context of Greek and Roman art and architecture, as well as to
issues of trade and contact with other civilizations in the ancient
Mediterranean.  We will also consider the use of art and archaeology
in politics and propaganda (both ancient and modern), current
problems and controversies in classical archaeology, methods of
recovery, and current issues of archaeological ethics and the
consequences of illegal trade in antiquities.