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Please prepare the reading assignments in anticipation of class discussion.

PART I: Overview of Roman archaeology, art and architecture

Week 1

Monday: Introduction; Prehistoric Italy, archaic Rome to the 4th century CE

Reading due before class on Monday: Claridge, pp. 4-9, 52-54, 104-113; Watkin, Intro and Ch 1
  • Intro to excavating
  • Italy before the Romans: the Etruscans, the Greeks, and Latins
  • The Roman monarchy (753-509 BCE) and early-mid Republic (509-146 BCE)
  • Roman religion: VRoma MOO
  • Roman architectural orders and building materials
  • Reading for Tuesday: Claridge, pp. 4-15, 39-41, 52-54, skim 41-44; Watkin, chs 1-3; Zanker Ch 1; K. Greene, "Discovery, Fieldwork, and Recording," Ch 2 in Archaeology, An Introduction; Fikret Yegul, "Roman Concrete"

Tuesday: Rome in transition to empire (146 BCE - 14 CE)

  • Rome in the late Republic (146-31 BCE) and Augustan principate (31 BCE-14 CE)
  • the Roman Forum
  • Roman Building Types
  • video: Roman Bath
  • Reading for Wednesday: Claridge, pp. 15-32, 46-52, 55-60; Zanker, chs 2, 4; K. Greene, "Dating the Past"

Wednesday: Rome under the Emperors (14 - 330 CE)

  • Rome from Tiberius to Constantine (14 - 330 CE)
  • Roman building materials and building techniques
  • video: In the Shadow of Vesuvius
  • Review for quiz on Thursday on the flight
    Reading for Saturday: Larissa Bonfante, "Daily Life and Afterlife," Etruscan Life and Afterlife, ed. L. Bonfante. Detroit: Wayne State, 1986. 232-78.

Part II: Trip to Italy

Thursday: Travel Day

  • Quiz on flight to Rome

Friday: Arrival in Rome

Saturday: Ancient Etruria

  • Cerveteri (ancient Caere) and Tarquinia
    Reading for Monday: Watkin, chs 4-6

Week 2

Sunday: Free Day

  • optional trip to Villa Giulia (Etruscan museum)

Monday: Forum, Palatine, Colosseum

  • Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Flavian Amphitheater (Colosseum)
  • Reading for Tuesday: Diane Favro, "A Walk through Republican Rome, 52 B.C.," The Urban Image of Augustan Rome. Cambridge 1996. 24-41. Zanker, pp. 67-99, 187-95
    Claridge, pp. 279-300.

Tuesday: Republican Rome: The Triumphal Way

  • Capitoline Museums, Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus
  • Archaic and Republican temples (Sant' Omobono), Republican victory temples, temple of Portunus, round temple, S. Maria in Cosmedin, Arch of theArgentarii, Circus Maximus
  • Reading for Wednesday: Woodhull, Margaret. "Engendering Space: Octavia's Portico in Rome." Aurora 4 (2003) 13-33.
    Kellum, Barbara. "What We See and What We Don't See: Narrative Structure and the Ara Pacis Augustae." Art History 17 (1994) 26-45. Claridge, pp. 197-216, 239-46, 253-56.

Wednesday: Rome under Augustus

  • Temple of Apollo Sosianus, Porticus Octaviae, Theater of Pompey, four Republican temples at Largo Argentina, Horologium, Ara Pacis, Mausoleum of Augustus
  • Reading: Zanker, pp. 120-44
    Jas Elsner, "Art and the Past: Antiquarian Eclecticism." Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph. Oxford 1998. 169-97.

Thursday: Palatial estates outside of Rome

  • Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa; Villa D'Este
  • Reading for Friday: Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew. "Reading the Roman House." Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Princeton, 1994. 3-16.
    Allison, Penelope. "Domestic Spaces and activities." The World of Pompeii, ed. J. Dobbins and P. Foss. Routledge 2007. 269-78.
    Jongman, Willem. "The loss of innocence: Pompeian economy and society between past and present." The World of Pompeii, ed. J. Dobbins and P. Foss. Routledge 2007. 499-517.
    Ellis, Steven. "The Distribution of Bars at Pompeii: Archaeological, Spatial, and Viewshed Analyses." JRA 17 (2004) 371-84.

Friday: Pompeii

  • Pompeii: Forum, domestic space, entertainment complex, bars, workshops, baths, tombs, Villa of the Mysteries, etc.
  • Reading for Saturday: Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew. "The Politics of Archaeology" and "The Future of the Past." Herculaneum, Past and Future. Frances Lincoln, 2011. Chs 2 and 11.

Saturday: Herculaneum

  • Herculaneum
  • Naples: National Archaeological Museum
  • Reading for Monday: John R. Clarke, "Augustus' and Trajan's Messages to Commoners." Art in the Lives of Ordinary Romans. California 2003. 19-41.
    Claridge, pp. 226-32 (Pantheon); 162-96 (imperial fora)

Week 3

Sunday: Free Day

  • optional trip to Florence

Monday: Imperial Fora and Campus Martius

  • Nero's Golden House (Domus Aurea); imperial fora; markets of Trajan; Castel Sant' Angelo (Hadrian's mausoleum); Pantheon
  • Reading: Zanker, pp. 97-119, 145-61

Tuesday: Classical Antiquity in the Renaissance and Baroque

  • Villa Farnesina; Scavi Tour (catacombs under St. Peter's); Vatican Museums
  • Reading for Wednesday: Fred Kleiner, "Ostia: Port and Mirror of Rome." A History of Roman Art. Thomson-Wadsworth 2007. 203-15.

Wednesday: Ostia Antica

  • Ostia, Rome's port
  • Reading for Thursday: Claridge, pp. 308-12, 319-24, 357-65

Thursday: Rome through the Ages

  • Nero's Nymphaeum, Baths of Caracalla, San Clemente, Arch of Constantine, Borghese Gallery, Trevi Fountain

Friday: Travel Day

Week 4

Monday: Presentations

Tuesday: Presentations

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