CLARCH 350 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
Section: 001 Jewish Art and Architecture during the Second Temple, Mishnaic, and Talmudic Periods
Term: WN 2009
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 focuses on a number of topics, the first of which is the construction works of Herod the Great in Masada, Caesarea, Herodion, Jericho and Jerusalem. We will discuss Herod's sources of inspirations as well as the innovations he introduced into the architecture of Judaea. In addition, Jewish art, burial customs, and miqvaot (ritual baths) will be addressed. Attention will also be paid to the epigraphical and literary sources regarding Second Temple-period Judaea.

Secondly, we shall examine the development and changes in the art and architecture of synagogues during the above-mentioned time periods. We will pay particular attention to the decorative mosaic flooring found in many synagogues, some featuring the zodiac design and Helios. Burial practices will also be discussed, as well a number of inscriptions and related literary sources.

CLARCH 350 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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