This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...
The course is divided in two parts:
- the first treats Greece and traces the development of the Aegean civilisations through the Dark Ages to the rise, demise and incorporation of the Greek city-states into the Hellenistic world.
- a second part concerns the Roman world, starting with a study of the roots of Rome, its links with the Greek and Etrusco-Italic world, its birth from a synoecism of different people and cultures. In both parts of this course, particular attention is given to the study of most representative monuments (urbanism, architecture, sculpture, painting).
The student will acquire in depth knowledge on Greek and Roman art and archaeology, mainly on Republican and Imperial Rome but also on Geometric, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greece. He/she will be introduced to elements of anthropology, archaeology and art history. He/she will attempt a reconstruction of the historical, social and political framework on the basis of archaeological data. He/she will give particular attention to systems of exchange and acculturation and to the use of art in elite competition.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Introduction to Greek and Roman archaeology and to the art of these two important Mediterranean civilisations, by providing a historical overview of the different forms (settlement, architecture, sculpture, pottery, decorative arts) from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman empire.