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AH 223:
Roman Art and Archaeology


Prof. Leslie Mechem
Ladd 211, x 5464
Office Hours: WF 10:00-11:30


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[Sep] [Oct] [Nov] [Dec]

September

7: Introduction: The Greek Background

READING: Ramage, Introduction

9: Italy before the Romans: Villanovans

READING: Ramage, Chap. 1

14: Italy before the Romans: Etruscans

READING: Ramage, Chap. 1

16: Italy before the Romans: Etruscans

READING:

Ramage, Chap. 1

21: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

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

23: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

READING: Beard and Henderson, Chap. 1

 

28: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

READING: Beard and Henderson, Chap. 5
E READING: Nodelman, How to Read a Roman Portrait

Slide Identification

30: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

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

October
5: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

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

First paper assigned. Paper Topic ImagesPaper Topic Images
7: 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.

12: Julio- Claudians

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

14: Julio-Claudians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 4
Sear, Chap. 5
FIRST PAPER DUE
19: MIDTERM
21: Study Day
26: Pompeii: City beneath the ashes

READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 pgs. 172-185
Sear, Chap. 6
28: Flavians
READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 to page 171
Sear, Chap. 7

November

2: Flavians  

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


4: Sizing up Power

READING: Beard and Henderson, Chap. 4

9: Trajan: Optimus Princeps

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

11: Trajan: Optimus Princeps 

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

Paper #2 Assigned

16: Hadrian

READING:

Ramage, Chap. 7
Sear, Chap.8

18: Hadrian

READING:

Beard and Henderson, Chap. 3

30: Antonines

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

December

2: Severans 

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

7: The 3rd Century and Tetrarchs

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

9: Constantine

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

FINAL PAPER DUE