CLASS 4702

CLASS 4702

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course is designed to accompany the Johnson Museum's exhibition, "Wonder and Wakefulness: the Nature of Pliny the Elder", which will take place in Spring 2023 in honor of Pliny's 2000th birthday. We will take an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between "ars" and "natura" in antiquity, focusing primarily on Roman visual and literary culture of the first centuries BCE/CE, whilst drawing upon recent work in the environmental humanities. Topics explored will include cultural constructions of the "natural"; empire and consumption; Roman villa culture and the environment; literary pastoral and the bucolic; sacro-idyllic and garden paintings; and theories of matter and materialism. The group will also take a trip to San Antonio, TX, to visit the exhibition "Roman Landscapes: Visions of Nature and Myth from Rome and Pompeii."

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4702ARTH 6702CLASS 7702

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18146 CLASS 4702   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students must apply in writing to Professor Platt to enroll.