ARKEO 2710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Some of our very best evidence for Roman art survives in the form of frescoes in Rome, Ostia and (especially) the area surrounding Pompeii. This course will take you through imperial palaces, rural villas, town houses, shops, baths, tombs, taverns and gardens, examining the visual dynamics and socio-cultural significance of wall-paintings within their original archaeological contexts. The study of frescoes offers an exciting means of tackling important questions relating to Roman social history (issues of class, gender, familial and political structures), while inviting us to explore visual themes such as the relationship between art and nature, the use of myth, the spatial dynamics of domestic decorative schemes and concepts of ornament.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ARTH 2710CLASS 2710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16163ARKEO 2710  SEM 101