Classical Studies | Classical Art and Archaeology
C206 | 0973 | Klein

Meets 11:15A-12:30P TR FA 015

Classical Art and Archaeology presents an introduction to
the Greek
and Roman World from prehistoric times to the first century
A.C. Class
lectures will emphasize how the techniques of modern
archaeology have
created a valuable perspective on ancient society. 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 &
monuments of the Roman Empire (Augustan Rome, Pompeii and
Special attention will be given to the development of Greek
and Roman art
& architecture, as well as to issues of trade & contact with
cultures & civilizations in the ancient Mediterranean. We
will also
consider the use of art & archaeology in politics &
propaganda (both
ancient & modern), current problems & controversies in
archaeology, methods of recovery (such as survey,
excavation, & museum
study), and issues of archaeological ethics. Class lectures
will be
accompanied by slide and video presentations.

No Prerequisites. This course fulfills Art and
Humanities--Literature and
the Arts (AHLA) Distribution requirement and Culture
Studies--List A (CSA)