Classical Studies | Art & Archaeology of Rome
C414 | ALL | Leach, E


C414/A414 Art and Archeology of Rome
FINA414, 3 cr (UG)
FINA414, 4 cr (G)
C414, 3 cr (UG)
C414, 4 cr (G)

This survey course will examine major developmental trends in Roman
architecture, sculpture and painting from the early Republic to the
accession of Constantine.  Emphasis will be on the interpretation of
objects within their social and physical contexts as contributions to
defining Roman identity.  Readings will include both Roman literary
sources and present day scholarship on the topics. Images discussed
in class, as well as other, supplementary images will be available on
an Internet site for individual inspection in connection with the
course readings and as material for the written assignments.

Written submissions: Undergraduate students will keep account of
their viewing experiences and coordinate them with their reading in
an on-going journal. At approximately three week intervals they will
submit response papers based on their journals. Graduate students
will fulfill the same assignment and also undertake a research paper
on a topic of their own choosing. Also each graduate student will
have the responsibility for preparing background materials and
leading discussion in a segment of one class session.

All students will take a comprehensive final examination.
Books for purchase will be ordered through the Friends of Fine Arts
Bookshop.