This course explores art and society of ancient Italy from ca. 1000 B.C. to A.D. 138, with special emphasis on the early Etruscans through Rome under Hadrian. It provides students with an awareness of and appreciation for the major monuments of Etruscan and Roman art, architecture, and decorative arts, often placed in a broader cultural context. We examine examples of sculpture, painting, architecture, city-planning, and give particular attention to the topography of Rome and the archaeological excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Cross-listed with HOA 303.
Pre-req: At least one course in art history or consent of the instructor required.
Course-related fee: A fee will be charged to cover the costs of a three-day trip to Rome/Pompeii/Sorrento, a day trip to Tarquinia/Cerveteri, plus Florence site visits (2018–2019 fee = $620).
Semesters: Fall, Spring