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AH 223:
Roman Art and Archaeology


Prof. Leslie Mechem
Ladd 211, x 5464
Office Hours: MTTH 11-12


Overview
Texts
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Readings
Web Resources



[Jan] [Feb] [March] [April]

January

22: Introduction: The Greek Background

READING: Ramage, Introduction

24: Italy before the Romans: Villanovans

READING: Ramage, Chap. 1

29: Italy before the Romans: Etruscans

READING: Ramage, Chap. 1
Heichelheim,
PDF file

31: Italy before the Romans: Etruscans

READING:

Ramage, Chap. 1

5: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

READING: Ramage, Chap. 2
Sear, Chaps 1, 2, 4 pgs 73-85

7: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

READING: Metraux, Ancient Housing

 

12: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

E READING: Nodelman, How to Read a Roman Portrait

Slide Identification

14: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

READING: Ramage, Chap. 3
Sear, Chap. 3

February
19: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, Introduction: The Patrons, The Artists, Roman Artists, Pluralism and Patronage; bottom pg. 78-80
Questions for Reading

First paper assigned. Paper Topic ImagesPaper Topic Images
21: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

E READING: Nodelman, How to Read a Roman Portrait

Slide Identification: Do not complete this exercise until you receive feedback from the previous one.

26: Julio- Claudians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 4
Sear, Chap. 5

28: Julio-Claudians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 4
Sear, Chap. 5
FIRST PAPER DUE

March
4: Julio-Claudians
6: MIDTERM
18: Pompeii: City beneath the ashes

READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 pgs. 172-185
Sear, Chap. 6

20: Flavians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 to page 171
Sear, Chap. 7


25: Flavians  

RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, bottom pg. 194-199

27: Trajan: Optimus Princeps

READING: Ramage, Chap. 6
Sear, Chap. 8

1:Trajan: Optimus Princeps 

READING: Ramage, Chap. 6
Sear, Chap. 8

Slide Identification
Paper #2 Assigned

3: Roman Baths and Bathing

VIEW: Building a Roman Bath  

 

8: Hadrian

READING:

Ramage, Chap. 7
Sear, Chap.8

10: Hadrian

READING:

Joost-Gaugier, The Iconography of Sacred Space

15: Hadrian: The Provinces

READING:


April

17: Antonines

READING: Ramage, Chap. 8
RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, top of second column pg. 287-288

22: Severans 

READING: Ramage, Chap. 9
Sear, Chap. 12
RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, pg 349

24: The 3rd Century and Tetrarchs

READING: Ramage, Chap. 10
Sear, Chap. 12

29: Constantine

READING: Ramage, Chaps. 11-12
Sear, Chap. 12


FINAL PAPER DUE

May 7: Final Exam 9-12