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AH 223:
Roman Art and Archaeology


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


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

January

26: Introduction: The Greek Background

READING: Ramage, Introduction
Power Pointower Point

28: Italy before the Romans: Villanovans

READING: Ramage, Chap. 1
Power Point

2: Italy before the Romans: Etruscans

READING: Ramage, Chap. 1
Heichelheim,
Etruscans and Greeks in Pre-Roman Italy, PDF
Power Point

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: Metraux, Ancient Housing, PDF

 

16: Early Rome and the Roman Republic

ERESERVE READING: Nodelman, How to Read a Roman Portrait

Slide Identification

Power Point
18: Augustus and the Imperial Ideal

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

February
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
Questions for Reading

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

ERESERVE READING: Nodelman, How to Read a Roman Portrait
Power Point
Slide Identification: Do not complete this exercise until you receive feedback from the previous one.

March

2: Julio- Claudians Meet in Tisch 204

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

4: Julio-Claudians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 4
Sear, Chap. 5
FIRST PAPER DUE
9: Julio-Claudians

Power Point
11: MIDTERM
23: Pompeii: City beneath the ashes

READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 pgs. 189-205
Sear, Chap. 6
Power Point

25: Flavians

READING: Ramage, Chap. 5 to page 188
Sear, Chap. 7


30: Flavians  

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

Power Point

1: Trajan: Optimus Princeps

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

 

6:Trajan: Optimus Princeps 

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

Slide Identification
Paper #2 Assigned
Power Point

8: Hadrian

READING:

Ramage, Chap. 7
Sear, Chap.8

 

 

13: Hadrian

READING:

Joost-Gaugier, The Iconography of Sacred Space

 

15: Hadrian: The Provinces

Power Point

 

 

20: Antonines

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

Power Point

 


April

22: Severans 

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

Power Point

 

27: The 3rd Century

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

Power Point

 

29: Tetrarchs

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

Power Point

May 4 : Constantine

READING: Ramage, Chaps. 12
Sear, Chap. 12
Power Point

FINAL PAPER DUE

May 10: Final Exam 1:30-4:30