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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Classical Archaeology

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Classical Archaeology
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for CLARCH

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Classical Archaeology.


P>The Department of Classical Studies believes that the literature, monuments, and social institutions of the ancient world, together with the reflections of the Greek and Roman thinkers about their own cultures, are of unique value in themselves, well worth our contemplation and understanding; and that as we attempt to learn about and appreciate classical civilization, we necessarily learn as well a variety of contemporary methodologies and disciplines.

The department offers three groups of courses for distribution, those in Classical Civilization (introductory courses that require no knowledge of Greek or Latin), courses in Classical Archaeology, and upper-level language courses in Greek and Latin authors or genres. While only a few courses are repeated in yearly or biennial rotation, most courses are offered less regularly. This system guarantees that the instructor approaches the subject each time with fresh impetus. We believe in a healthy change and variation in our course offerings.

Classical Archaeology offerings include the broad surveys of the archaeology and monuments of Greece (Cl.Arch 221 offered in the Fall) and Rome (Cl.Arch 222 offered in the Winter) and a general introduction to archaeological field methods (Cl.Arch 323). Other courses use the material remains of specific cultures both to introduce students to the diversity of the ancient world and to demonstrate how, through a variety of multi-disciplinary approaches, the societies.

archaeological record can be used to reconstruct the life-ways of past societies.


CLARCH 222/Hist. of Art 222. Introduction to Roman Archaeology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Leonard Stone (dlstone@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Rome and its monuments have inspired many artists and armies, writers and rebels, scholars and cinematographers to create images of ruthless emperors, downtrodden slaves, or bloody gladiators in the Colosseum. But were the real Romans similar to today's Hollywood stereotypes? What was life like in Pompeii and other Roman towns? What did people do all day long? What did they really think of gladiators?

One goal of this class will be to acquaint students with the chronological development of the city of Rome and its artistic and architectural styles. But a no less important task will be to familiarize students with the role of archaeological material in illuminating social and cultural history. To accomplish the first goal we shall progress from the origins of Rome in protohistoric Italy to its decline in the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries A.D. To meet the second, we will pause for thematic sections, such as "the city," "the army," and "striking back against the empire: archaeology in the provinces." The course will consider other important themes, such as distinctions between public and private life, the nature of games, and the development of the economy.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

CLARCH 365/Class. Civ. 365. Alexander the Great: The Making of a Legend.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John Cauclner Cherry (jcherry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Classical Civilization 365.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

CLARCH 434/Hist. of Art 434. Archaic Greek Art.

Section 001 Image and Experience in the Pre-Classical Aegean

Instructor(s): Nassos Papalexandrou (papalexa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~papalexa/clasarch434.html

Following the collapse of Mycenaean culture, Greek art became largely aniconic for several centuries. This course concentrates on the reemergence of figurative arts in the Greek world from the late 9th c BCE onward. Why and under what circumstances did the Greeks reintroduce figurative images in their visual media? What is the nature of Early Greek images during a largely pre-literate stage of cultural development? What is the social function of images and how can we nowadays reconstitute the experience of viewing in the Geometric and Early Archaic periods? On what cognitive and perceptual foundations was the "hieroglyphic" nature of early Greek figuration created?

These questions will inform the working agenda of this class as we will look closely at a large number of figurative media in order to explore various important themes, such as the emergence of visual narrative, the performative role of images, the function of images as vehicles of memory, the complementarity of word and image as communicative media, and the creation of various iconographic conventions (prerequisites: Clas. Arch. 221 or Clas Civ 101, or courses of equivalent level).

Textbooks:

  • Required: Anthony Snodgrass, Homer and the Artists: Text and Picture in early Greek Art (Cambridge U Press: Cambridge 1998)
  • Coursepack available at Ulrich's and MBS
  • Recommended: W.A.P. Childs ed. Reading Greek Art: Essays by Nikolaus Himmelmann (Princeton U Press: Princeton 1998)

    Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

    CLARCH 499. Supervised Reading.

    Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1-3).

    Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

    Regular reports and conferences required.

    Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

    CLARCH 599. Supervised Study in Classical Archaeology.

    Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1-4).

    Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

    Regular reports and conferences required.

    Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

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