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Presentations.
 

-- Topography of Rome:  Hills, valleys, plains, and rivers (01.28.11)
-- Expansion of Rome:  Buildings, 753 - 146 BCE (after Stambaugh 1988) (02.04.11)
-- Forums / Fora: The five fora in ancient Rome (02.07.11)
-- Roman Forum in the Republican Era (02.07.11)
-- The Circus Maximus (02.11.11)
-- The Theater of Pompey (02.11.11)
-- Gates, Roads, Aqueducts, and Bridges (ongoing)
-- The Forum of Julius Caesar and the Triumph (02.14.11)
-- The Augustan Building Program (02.18.11)

-- The Fourteen Augustan Regions (02.21.11)
-- Roman Forum in the Imperial Era: Podcast | PowerPoint only (02.25.11)
-- Imperial Fora (02.28.11)
-- Icons of Imperial Rome: Podcast | PowerPoint only (03.10.11)
-- The Imperial Palatine (03.08.11)
-- The Vatican and St. Peter's (04.01.11)
-- Mussolini's Roma (04.15.11 and 04.18.11)
-- Modern Regions of Rome (05.02.11)

   
Handouts.
 

The Course:

-- Guidelines for in-class discussions
-- Discussion groups: Model 2 (02.14.11)
-- Midterm planning -- REVISED (03.02.11)
-- Midterm Part One: Topography -- REVISED (03.08.11)
-- Midterm Part Four: Travelogue -- REVISED (03.02.11)
-- Structures to know: Rome of the Kings, Republic -- REVISED (03.02.11)
-- Structures to know: Rome of the Emperors (02.28.11)
-- Original brochure for TX-201: Writing Rome
-- Final exam planning -- REVISED (05.09.11)
-- Final exam Bonus: 22 modern rioni (05.10.11)

Factsheets and obituaries:

-- Carson -- Livy -- Plutarch
-- Catullus -- Martial -- Propertius
-- Cicero -- Nightingale -- Suetonius
-- Clark -- Ovid -- Vergil
-- Hofmann -- Petrarch -- Vitruvius
-- Horace -- Piranesi -- Wharton
-- Juvenal -- Plautus ...

Archaeology and architecture:

-- Building Techniques and Construction Materials (01.24.11)
-- Building Types (02.07.11)
-- Classical Temples (01.24.11)

Maps and plans:

-- Basic Roman Topography (01.28.11)
-- Servian Wall (02.02.11)
-- Aurelian Wall (03.25.11)

History:

-- Seven Kings of Rome (02.02.11)
-- Rome during Unification (04.13.11)

   
Readings.
 

Primary sources:

Early Rome and the Kings:

-- Livy: Romulus (Preface and 1.4-16) (01.31.11)
-- Livy: Servius Tullius and Tarquinius Superbus (1.39-60) (02.02.11)
-- Plutarch: Romulus (01.31.11)
-- Plutarch: Numa Pompilius (02.02.11)

Rome in the Republic and Early Empire:

-- Catullus: Varus, Camerius, and Lesbia (poems 10, 55, and 58) (02.09.11)
-- Cicero: Building Caesar's Forum (Att. 4.16) (02.11.11)
-- Horace: The Boor (Satires 1.9) (02.07.11)
-- Horace: Town and Country (Satires 2.6) (02.16.11)
-- Horace: Vain Riches (Odes 2.18) (02.16.11)
-- Livy: Fire in the Forum (27.26) (02.07.11)
-- Ovid: At the Races (Am. 3.2) (02.14.11)
-- Ovid: Tiberius' Triumph (Tr. 4.2) (02.14.11)
-- Plautus: Characters in the Forum (Curculio 470-481) (02.07.11)

The Civil Wars and the Augustan Age:

-- Augustus: Selections from the Res Gestae (02.18.11)
-- Cicero: Pompey's Theatrics (Ad fam. 7.1) (02.11.11)
-- Horace: The Threat of Civil War (Epode 7) (02.09.11)
-- Ovid: Selections from Art of Love book 1 (02.21.11)
-- Ovid: Selections from the Sorrows and Letters (02.21.11)
-- Plutarch: Death of Julius Caesar (02.11.11)
-- Propertius: The New Colonnade (2.31) (02.16.11)
-- Propertius: Cynthia Talked About (2.32) (02.16.11
)
-- Suetonius: The Augustan Building Program (Aug. 28-31) (02.18.11)
-- Vergil: The Site of Rome (Aen. 8.306-369) (02.16.11
)
-- Vitruvius: Training / Objectives (De arch. 1.1-2) (02.18.11)

The Imperial Age:

-- Juvenal: The Evils of the Big City (Satire 3) (02.25.11)
-- Martial: Selections from Epigrams 1-6 (02.28.11)
-- Martial: Selections from Epigrams 7-12 and the de Spectaculis (03.09.11)

Christian Rome:

-- Jerome: Two Letters (22 and 127) (03.28.11)
-- Mirabilia Urbis Romae (excerpts) (03.28.11)
-- Petrarch: Two Letters (2.14 and 4.2) (03.30.11)
-- Vasari: Life of Michelangelo (04.04.11)
-- Michelangelo: Two Letters (219 and 274) (04.06.11)
-- Sangallo's Basilica of St. Peter: facade | floorplan (04.06.11)
-- Vasari: Life of DaVinci (04.04.11)
-- Raphael: Letter to Leo X (04.06.11)

The Grand Tour / Travel Writing:

-- Elizabeth Bishop: Three Poems (04.11.11)
-- Caroline Carson: Letters from Rome, 1872-92 (04.25.11)
-- Caroline Carson: Paintings of Italy (04.25.11)
-- Eleanor Clark: "The Campidoglio" (04.29.11)
-- Selections from Fermor, Byron, and Lawrence (04.11.11)
-- Florence Nightingale: Letters from Rome, 1847-48 (04.22.11)
-- Paul Hofmann: "Coffee and Ice Cream" (05.02.11)
-- Paul Hofmann: "Dolce Vita, Goodbye" (05.02.11)
-- Paul Hofmann: "Time in an Eternal City" (05.02.11)
-- Piranesi: Vedute di Roma (04.06.11)
-- Edith Wharton: Roman Fever (04.13.11)

Modern Rome:

-- Rosetta Loy, First Words: "1936"
-- Rosetta Loy, First Words: "1940-43"

Secondary sources:

-- Black (2003), Chapter 1: "Introduction" (04.08.11))
-- Black (2003), Chapter 5: "Rome and the South" (04.08.11)
-- Black (2003), Chapter 7: "Food and Drink" (04.08.11)
-- Black (2003), Chapter 11: "Activities" (04.11.11)
-- Bridge and Watson (2000), Chapter 1: "City Imaginaries" (01.26.11)
-- Boyle (2006):"Theater and Porticus of Pompey" (02.11.11)
-- Caroline Petigru Carson
(New York Times Obituary, 1892) (04.28.11)
-- Claridge (2010):"Augustan Sundial" (02.18.11)
-- Kessler and Zacharias (2000), Chapter 1: "Papal Precinct" (03.28.11)
-- Kessler and Zacharias (2000), Chapter 4: "Acheropita..." (03.28.11)
-- Nidam-Orvieto (2005): "The Impact of Anti-Jewish Legislation" (04.18.11)
-- Painter (2005): Introduction (04.14.11)
-- Painter (2005), Chapter 1: "Mussolini's Obession with Rome" (04.15.11)
-- Painter (2005), Chapter 2: "Celebration and Construction" (04.18.11)
-- Painter (2005), Chapter 6: "Axis and Empire" (04.18.11)
-- Pastor (1908), Chapter 6: Raphael and Leo X (04.04.11)
-- Pease and Pease (2003): Introduction to Caroline Carson (04.25.11)
-- Stambaugh (1988), Chapter 1: "Earliest Rome" (02.04.11)
-- Stambaugh (1988), Chapter 2: "Expansion under the Republic" (02.04.11)
-- Stambaugh (1988), Chapter 3: "The Late Republic" (02.09.11)
-- Stambaugh (1988), Chapter 4: "The Augustan City" (02.16.11)
-- Stambaugh (1988), Chapter 5: "Rome under the Emperors" (02.23.11)
-- Stambaugh (1988), Chapter 6: "Population" (Midterm essay , 03.26.11)
-- Stambaugh (1988), Chapter 8: "Services, Public and Private" (02.14.11)
-- Stille (2005): "The Double Bind of Italian Jews" (04.18.11)

   
Quizzes.
 

-- Reading Rome Quizlet Group (ongoing)

   
Websites.
 

Topography:

-- Digital Augustan Rome (University of Pennsylvania)
-- Digital Roman Forum (UCLA)
-- Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project (Stanford)
-- Rome Reborn (University of Virginia)

Churches:

-- San Clemente (official website)
-- Santa Maria Maggiore (Vatican)
-- St. John Lateran (Vatican)
-- St. Peter's (Vatican)

Roman culture and society:

-- Social Classes and Public Display (VRoma)
-- Roman Cursus Honorum ("Path of Offices") (VRoma)

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