ARTH729 - ROME AND ALEXANDRIA

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Section 401 - SEM
ARTH 729: ROME, ALEXANDRIA, PHILADELPHIA - THE TALE OF THREE CITIES— Late-Ptolemaic Alexandria, Augustan Rome and Baroque-era Philadelphia will be in the center of this urban exploration. On the basis of archaeological and textual sources, we will analyze the urban fabric of these (and related) cites and interprete the underlying ideas during three different eras of ‘Classical’ appropriation: the Greek East in the Helle-nistic period (as exemplified in Alexandria), Rome in the Augustan age (as demonstrated in the Urbs), and the ‘rebirth’ of Greco-Roman ideas in the European Renaissance and Baroque (as realized in Philadelphia). While each of these cities has its own ‘tale to tell,’ we will tie those tales into the broader context of interpreting and re-defining the Classi-cal heritage in the creation of cities and societies. No prerequisites. Some knowledge in archaeology as well as Greek and Latin will be helpful. Excursions to Philadelphia’s historic districts.
T 0300PM-0600PM
HASELBERGER, LOTHAR
JAFFE BUILDING 113
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