Please prepare the reading
assignments in anticipation of class discussion.
PART I: Overview of Roman
archaeology, art and architecture
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
Tuesday: Rome in transition to empire (146 BCE - 14 CE)
Wednesday: Rome under the Emperors (14 - 330 CE)
Part II: Trip to Italy
Thursday: Travel Day
Friday: Arrival in Rome
Saturday: Ancient Etruria
Sunday: Free Day
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
Wednesday: Rome under Augustus
Thursday: Palatial estates outside of Rome
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.
- 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)
Sunday: Free Day
Monday: Imperial Fora and Campus Martius
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