CLASS 3741

CLASS 3741

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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: ARKEO 2700/ARTH 2200/CLASS 2700.

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

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17037 CLASS 3741   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall 262
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Alexandridis, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person