ARTH 2200 Introduction to the Classical World in 24 Objects
(also ARKEO 2700, CLASS 2700)
MW 8:40 – 9:55
Sec 1: F 10:10 – 11:00 Sec 2: F 11:15 – 12:05
What is the origin of the Olympic games? Why are the most famous Greek vases found in Italy? What was the “worlds’ first computer” used for? What can a brick tell us about still standing Roman buildings? This course on the art and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome will address all these questions. Covering the time span from the Bronze Age (3rd millennium BCE) to the time of Constantine the Great (4th century CE), the class will focus on one object or monument per lecture and how it can be considered exemplary for its time. Students learn about and practice different ways of how to look at and analyze material evidence.