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; Ancient Etruria
Cerveteri (ancient Caere) and Tarquinia
Reading for Saturday: Alta Macadam, "Volterra," Blue Guide Tuscany. 5th ed. Somerset Books, 2009.
Saturday: Etruscan towns and Roman colonies
Cosa, Rome's first colony (founded 273 BCE)
Volterra, Tuscan hill town (Etruscan temples, burials, Roman theater, medieval town hall)
Reading for Monday: Alta Macadam, "Fiesole," Blue Guide Tuscany. 5th ed. Somerset Books, 2009.
Sunday: Free Day
Free day to explore Florence; optional visit to National Archaeological Museum, Bargello, Uffizi, Academia, or Boboli Gardens
Monday: Ancient and Medieval Florence
visits to the Baptistry, Santa Reparata, Roman scavi under Pal. Vecchio
Reading for Tuesday: Elizabeth Bartman, "Collecting in Pre-Modern Europe." The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture. Ed. E. Friedland, M. G. Sobocinski, and E. Gazda. Oxford 2015. 13-26.
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: Forum, Palatine, Colosseum
- Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Flavian Amphitheater (Colosseum)
- 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.
Thursday: Augustan Transformation of Rome
- Temple of Apollo Sosianus, Porticus Octaviae, Theater of Pompey, four Republican temples at Largo Argentina, Solarium, Ara Pacis, Mausoleum of Augustus
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.
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.
"Provenance and Cultural Property"; UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property; International Council of Museums Code of Ethics; Archaeological Institute of America Code of Ethics; Archaeological Institute of America Code of Profesional Standards
Eakin, Hugh. "An Odyssey in Antiquities Ends in Questions at the Getty Museum." New York Times 15 Oct 2005.
- 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. 162-96 (imperial fora); 226-32 (Pantheon)
Sunday: Free Day
Free Day to explore Rome. Optional visits to Catacombs of St. Callixtus, Villa Giulia Etruscan Museum, National Museum Baths of Diocletian and National Museum Palazzo Massimo delle Terme, Borghese Gardens, Borghese Gallery (ticket reservation required: http://www.tosc.it/?language=en
Monday: Imperial Fora and Campus Martius
Tuesday: Ostia Antica
Ostia, Rome's port
Reading for Wednesday: Claridge, pp. 308-12, 357-65, 373-83, 439-41
Wednesday: High Empire, Early Christian Rome
Thursday: Classical Antiquity in the Renaissance and Baroque
Friday: Travel Day
Monday: Work Session
Wednesday: Final Papers due