CLASS 3741

CLASS 3741

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course explores the visual arts of the Mediterranean region from the court of Alexander the Great to the principate of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. During the first half of the semester we will explore the civic, domestic and religious uses of sculpture, painting, architecture, and other media in major settlements of the Hellenistic world such as Alexandria, Pergamon and Rhodes, focusing on the third to first centuries BCE. In the second half of the semester, we will turn to the rise of the Roman empire and the relationship between native Italian artistic traditions and those of the Hellenized Mediterranean, as Republican Rome drew influences (and booty) from its conquered territories. Throughout the course we will examine visual images alongside relevant literary and archaeological material, emphasizing the role of the visual arts within broader aesthetic, intellectual and political trends.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Recommended prerequisite: ARTH 2200, CLASS 2700.

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

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3741

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16525CLASS 3741  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: in person attendance supplemented by additional online contact hours.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3741

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20087CLASS 3741  SEM 102

  • Instruction Mode: Online