ARTH 234

Roman Art and Archaeology

Area I, Ancient and Medieval. This course will cover Roman material culture (art and architecture) including its roots in Etruscan architecture and sculpture (8th-6th century B.C.), the development of portraiture during the Republic, the art and architecture of the Roman Empire (including Pompeii), and the art and architecture of the Constantinian period (4th century A.D.). Included will be readings and discussions regarding the problems of chronology and dating of ancient artifacts, as well as the use of ancient literary sources to place artifacts in their context. Students will do a project utilizing Sweet Briar's classical antiquities collection. Offered alternate years. May be counted toward the majors and minors in archaeology and classical studies. V.1, V.6a