Honors | Classical Studies
C206 | 0091 | Glowacki


This lecture course is an introductory survey of the art and archaeology
of ancient Greece and Rome from prehistoric times to the 1st century A.C.
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
civilizations of the Aegean basin (especially 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
development of Greek and Roman art and architecture, as well as to issues
of trade and contact with other cultures and 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 (such as
survey, excavation, and museum study), and issues of archaeological
ethics.
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; 2) to explore ways of looking at archaeological
remains (both large and small, both on site and in the museum); 3) to
understand the importance of context in the study of ancient art; and 4)
to see some of the issues and problems involved in archaeological
interpretation and in the ways we attempt to reconstruct the Greek and
roman past using this evidence.
Students taking this class for Honors credit must also enroll in the
Honors discussion sections (H299 section 0030) will meet for one
additional hour each week. Students in this section will be asked to do
additional readings and occasional short reports in a seminar format.
There are no prerequisites. This course fulfills Art and Humanities -
Literature and the Arts (AHLA), Distribution requirement and Culture
Studies -- List A (CSA) requirement. Prospective students who already have
an IU Network ID are invited to browse the current class homepage at
(www.indiana.edu/~ca206/).