CLARCH 350 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
Section: 001 The Arts of Empire: Visual Responses to Roman Rule in the Provinces
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Classical Archaeology (CLARCH)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CLARCH 221, 222, or 323.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s).
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This course will explore the role of art, architecture, and material culture in the governance of the Roman Empire. It will study in particular the ways in which material remains inform us about issues of aesthetics, colonialism, cultural identity, and local difference. We will focus on archaeological sites in the provinces of the Roman Empire where the University of Michigan has done or is currently doing archaeological excavation and field survey. These include, among others, Carthage in Tunisia, Antioch of Pisidia in Turkey, and Sepphoris and Tel Anafa in Israel. Lectures, class discussion, and research projects will focus, when possible, on artistic, archaeological and archival materials in the Kelsey’s collections in anticipation of the opening of the Upjohn Exhibit Hall in Fall 2009. Materials to be on display include mosaics, stone and terracotta sculptures, pottery vessels and lamps, glass vessels, coins, and items of personal adornment. One objective of research projects will be to develop information on the exhibits and modes of presenting it to museum visitors. Grading will be based on class participation (attendance and discussion of assigned readings), a research project, a midterm and a final examination.

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CLARCH 350 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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