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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.
Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE and rediscovered in the mid eighteenth century, Pompeii serves as an ideal model for the study of ancient Roman daily life and death. The forums, baths, theaters, brothels, inns, taverns, homes, apartments, villas, tombs, inscriptions, graffiti, and gardens provide rich and unparalleled data on ancient life. The city allows us to study the full spectrum of society-the elite and the poor, women, men, and children, freedman, and slaves. In this course we will use a number of different archaeological, art historical, and literary approaches to investigate ancient life in Pompeii. We will examine architectural remains and their decoration, ancient food, plants and animal remains, and analyses of the victims in Pompeii trapped in plaster casts.
When Offered Spring.
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
17411ARTH 1158 SEM 101 Add this class to your Favorites
- TRGoldwin Smith Hall 156
For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.
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