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Art And Archaeology Of Rome

 

Key information

  • Module code:

    4AACAA1B

  • Level:

    4

  • Semester:

      Spring

  • Credit value:

    15

Module description

This module introduces students to the material and visual culture of the ancient world from the second millennium BC to late antiquity. Semester 2 focuses on the Roman world. We will study the built environment - from the great urban monuments to everyday domestic units (including temples, ‘homes’ for the gods). We will explore the art and iconography of the ancient world alongside the material residues of daily life and ritual. Students are introduced to the different perspectives and methods of both archaeologists and art historians in interpreting material remains and visual images. The module combines close study of individual pieces of evidence with an evaluation of how they illuminate the societies, cultures, institutions and economies of classical antiquity. The module draws heavily from the extraordinary collections in London, particularly the British Museum.

Students will be expected to do reading or other preparation (including museum-based work) in advance of classes. Course materials will be made available on KEATS.

Assessment details

Coursework

1 x 2,000-word essay (70%) and 1 x 500-word image commentary (30%). 

Teaching pattern

10 x 2-hour lecture (weekly); 10 x 1-hour seminar (weekly)

Subject areas

Department