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Ancient/early Christian Topics

Basilicas in the Roman Forum (Rome): Midge Nichols

Rome's aqueducts and the Baths of Caracalla (Rome): Liz Kaplan

Republican and Augustan temples in the Forum Holitorium and Forum Boarium (Rome):

Portraiture and self-representation of Augustus and Constantine, incl. the Prima Porta Augustus (Vatican Museums) and the colossal statue of Constantine (Capitoline Museums): Nathaniel O'Neil

Forum of Augustus (Rome):

Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace):

Colosseum and Ludus Magnus (Rome): Andrew Wilson

The triumphal arch, in particular, the Arch of Titus and Arch of Constantine (Rome): Morgan Hoffman

Domitian's Palace on the Palatine (Rome):

Forum of Trajan and the Column of Trajan (Rome):

Feeding Rome and Trajan's markets (Rome): Rebecca Carter

Hadrian's villa at Tivoli: Samantha Edmiston

death and burial at Pompeii (tombs near the Herculaneum and Nuceria [Porta Nocera] Gates): Ve'Amber Miller

Domestic architecture and decoration in Pompeii, esp. Houses of the Faun, Pansa, and Vetii (Pompeii):

The cult of the goddess Isis and other Egyptian influences on the Roman world (Pompeii and Rome): Janessa Weightman

Villa of the Mysteries (Pompeii) Jennifer Knox

Housing and apartment buildings at Ostia:

Amphorae, transport, and the Roman economy (Ostia): Paula Duke

Pantheon (Rome):

Mithraeum, Roman remains, and churches at San Clemente: Sheldon Gaskell

Renaissance/Baroque Topics

Belvedere torso or Laocoon statue and their influence on Renaissance and Baroque art (Vatican museums):

Stanza della Segnatura, esp. School of Athens and Parnassos by Raphael (Vatican museums), 1508-11:

The Decorative Program at the Villa Farnesina, esp. the Loggias of Galatea and of Cupid and Psyche, 1510-1519

Castel Sant’ Angelo (Mausoleum of Hadrian), 135-39 AD

Filarete, Porta Argentea (Bronze Doors of Old Saint Peter’s), 1445

Antonio Pollaiuolo, Tomb of Sixtus IV, 1493

Bramante. Cortile del Belvedere, begun 1506/ finished 1562-65

Bramante, Tempietto,

Roman Imperial Imagery and Papal Coins

Raphael, Stanza dell’ Incendio, 1514-17

Michelangelo, Imperial Imagery and the Tomb of Julius II, 1505-45

Arch of Constantine and the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, 1480-82

The Sibyls in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508-12

Giulio Romano, Room of Constantine, 1519-24

Domenico Fontana, The Acqua Felice (Moses Fountain), 1585-88

Caravaggio, Conversion of Saint Paul and Martyrdom of Saint Peter, S. Maria del Popolo

Bernini, Barcaccia, 1627—

Bernini, Aeneas and Anchises, 1619—

Bernini, Baldacchino, 1624-33 and Cathedra Petri, 1624-33—

Bernini, Four Rivers Fountain, 1651—

Bernini, Constantine, 1654-70

Bernini, Piazza of Saint Peter’s, 1656-67—

Pietro da Cortona, Divine Providence, 1633-39

Andrea Pozzo, Triumph of the Saint Ignatius, 1685-94—

Piranesi’s View of Roman Antiquities

Canova, Pauline Borghese as Venus, 1805-08—

Fascist Archaeology: The Roman Curia in the Forum


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