Honors | Classical Art and Archaeology
C206 | 0958 | Glowacki, K


Honors Students must also enroll in HON H299 # 0030

THIS IS AN AUTHORIZED CLASS
YOU MUST OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM
THE HONORS DIVISION

This course fulfills Art and
Humanities--Literature and the Arts (AHLA) Distribution requirement and
Culture Studies--List A (CSA) requirement.

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 & 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 &
monuments of the Roman Empire (Augustan Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum).
Special attention will be given to the development of Greek and Roman art &
architecture, as well as to issues of trade & contact with other 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 classical archaeology, methods of recovery (such
as survey, excavation, & 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 & Roman
past using this evidence. Students taking this class for Honors credit must
also enroll in the Honors discussion section (H299) which 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/".