AAMW525 - TOPICS: GREEK/ROMAN ART

Topic varies. Spring 2016: Rome and its world became dense with monuments, artifacts, images, structures, spaces which addressed individual and collective concerns that we can call political. In private and public displays, these concerns included citizenship and class standing, public achievement and power, the construction of social memory, and the very nature of being Roman in a city, republic, empire. Of interest here also are the roles of women and of the empire's indigenous peoples. Such displays often engaged, too, with religion, in a providential understanding of historical event. Cases range from displays of high design, `art', to seemingly crude graphic communications; all shed light on Roman visual language, and its makers, patrons and spectators. Of especial interest to students in ArtH, AAMW, AncH, ClSt, RelSt, Anthro. No prior background in ancient Roman studies or art history/archaeology required. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor.
Section 401 - SEM - TOPICS: GREEK/ROMAN ART: ROMAN POLITICAL ART
T 0430PM-0730PM
KUTTNER, ANN
JAFFE BUILDING 113