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AH 223:
Roman Art and Archaeology


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


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

January

26: Introduction: The Greek Background

READING: Ramage, Introduction

28: Italy before the Romans: Villanovans

READING: Ramage, Chap. 1

2: Italy before the Romans: Etruscans

READING: Ramage, Chap. 1

February 

4: Italy before the Romans: Etruscans

READING:

Ramage, Chap. 1

9: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

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

11: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

READING: Beard and Henderson, Chap. 1

 

16: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

READING: Beard and Henderson, Chap. 5

Slide Identification

18: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

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

First paper assigned.
23: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

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

25: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

READING: Beard and Henderson, Chap. 4

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


March

1: Julio- Claudians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 4
Sear, Chap. 5
Beard and Henderson, Chap. 2

3: Julio-Claudians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 4
Sear, Chap. 5
FIRST PAPER DUE
8: MIDTERM
10: Pompeii: City beneath the ashes

READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 pgs. 172-185
Sear, Chap. 6
15-19: SPRING BREAK
22: Flavians
READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 to page 171
Sear, Chap. 7

24: Flavians  

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


29: Sizing up Power

READING: Beard and Henderson, Chap. 4

31: Trajan: Optimus Princeps

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


April

5: Trajan: Optimus Princeps 

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

Paper #2 Assigned

7: Hadrian

READING:

Ramage, Chap. 7
Sear, Chap.8

12: Hadrian

READING:

Beard and Henderson, Chap. 3

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
RESERVE READING: Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, pg 349

21: The 3rd Century

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

26: Tetrarchs

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

28: Constantine

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

May 3: Final Summation


FINAL PAPER DUE