WF 12:20-1:40
BO 382
Reading Schedule
Course Requirements
Required Reading
 
 
 
 
CLASS SCHEDULE (subject to change)
[January] [February][March][April]
 
JANUARY 
26 Introduction: The Greek background READING: Ramage, Introduction
28 Italy before the Romans: Villanovans READING: Ramage, Chap. 1
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FEBRUARY
2 Italy before the Romans: Etruscans READING: Ramage, Chap. 1; Christ, Chap. 1
4 Italy before the Romans: Etruscans READING: Ramage, Chap. 1; Christ, Chap. 2
9 Early Rome and the Roman Republic READING: Ramage, Chap. 2; Sear, Chaps. 1,2,4 pgs 73-85; Christ, Chap. 3
11 Early Rome and the Roman Republic RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, pgs. 40-top of 42
16 Early Rome and the Roman Republic RESERVE READING: Nodelman, "How to Read a Roman Portrait" in D'Ambra, Roman Art in Context
Paper #1 Assigned
18 Roman Artists and Patronage

READING: Sear, Chap 4 pgs. 69-73
RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, pgs. 3-top of 11 and 15-17; Ling, Roman Painting, Chap. 11

23 Augustus and the Imperial Ideal READING: Ramage, Chap. 3; Sear, Chap. 3; Christ, Chap. 4
Slide Identification
25 Augustus and the Imperial Ideal RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, bottom pg. 78-80
Paper #1 Due
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MARCH
1 Augustus and the Imperial Ideal READING: Make sure you have done the reading for Feb. 23-25
Slide Identification: Do not complete this exercise until you receive feedback from the previous one.
3 Julio-Claudians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 4; Sear, Chap. 5; Christ, Chap. 7

8 Julio-Claudians READING: Ramage, Chap. 4; Sear, Chap. 5; Christ, Chap. 7
10 Midterm  
  SPRING BREAK  
22 Pompeii: City beneath the ashes READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 pgs. 138-149; Sear, Chap. 6; Christ, Chap. 5
24 Flavians READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 to page 138; Sear, Chap. 7;
RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, bottom pg. 194-199
29 Flavians READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 to page 138; Sear, Chap. 7;
RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, bottom pg. 194-199
31 Trajan: Optimus Princeps READING: Ramage, Chap.6; Sear, Chap. 8
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APRIL 
5 Trajan: Optimus Princeps READING: Ramage, Chap.6; Sear, Chap. 8
Paper #2 Assigned
7-12 Hadrian READING: Ramage, Chap. 7; Sear, Chap.8
14 Antonines READING: Ramage, Chap. 8;
RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, top of second column pg. 287-288
19 Severans  READING: Ramage, Chap. 9; Sear, Chap. 12; Christ, Chap 8;
RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, pg 349
21 The 3rd century

READING: Ramage, Chap. 10; Sear, Chap. 12;
Christ, Chap. 8

26 Tetrarchs and Constantine READING: Ramage, Chaps. 11-12; Sear, Chap. 12
28 Final Summation

Paper #2 Due

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Prof. Leslie Mechem, Classics Dept. Chair
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Ladd Hall 211, x5464
Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 am, or by appointment.