Dec 08, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

ART 283 - Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome

Cross-Listed as CLAS 283  
This course will survey the art and architecture of ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the Bronze Age (ca. 3000 - 1200 BCE) to Late Antiquity (ca. 5th century CE). The class discussions will focus on concepts of design, representation and aesthetics in Greco-Roman art and architecture, and explore the uses of art objects and monuments in daily life, politics, imperialism, religion, burial practices, private rituals and state cults. The course will examine the developments in artistic forms and practices in their social, economic and historical context, taking into consideration the interaction between Greece and Rome, and the influences from contemporary societies such as the Near East and Egypt. Alternate spring semesters. (4 Credits)