CLARCH 350 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
Section: 001 Synagogues of the Ancient World
Term: WN 2010
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 architectural and iconographic traditions of ancient synagogues of the Roman and Byzantine world, from the late Second Temple Period to the seventh century C.E. We will consider the origin, function, and administration of the ancient synagogue, and the socio-cultural milieu from which the synagogue emerged. Special attention will be given to the following topics: the archaeology of synagogues, developments in synagogue architecture, the iconography of decorative art, and relations between Jews and Christians and their religious architecture. The course structure will emphasize student led presentations and group projects, with some lectures.

CLARCH 350 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0300106289
The ancient synagogue : the first thousand years, Author: Lee I. Levine., Publisher: Yale University Press 2nd ed. 2005
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