CLARCH 104 - Ancient Cities
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Classical Archaeology (CLARCH)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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The course is an introductory survey to the archaeology of the urban centers of the ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman worlds. Beginning with the earliest known cities the course examines the whole span of ancient Mediterranean urbanism. From the earliest urban centers in the East to the rise of Constantinople, the course covers cities like Troy, Mycenae, Athens, Rome and Pompeii, offering a broad comparative perspective on one of humankind's greatest accomplishments. Dealing with a different city at each class, the course presents a rich and varied selection of classical contexts and places. The emphasis is on comparing the characteristics of urbanism and the archaeological evidence for urbanization in different cultures of the ancient Mediterranean.

Course Requirements:

Two in-class quizzes, a midterm, and a final.

Intended Audience:

The course is aimed at undergraduate students of any level with no prior coursework in Classical Archaeology.

Class Format:

The class meets twice a week for a 90-minute lecture.

CLARCH 104 - Ancient Cities
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001 (LEC)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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