Explore the life and culture, customs and habits, art and archaeology of the different peoples who dwelled in the Italian peninsula from the end of the Bronze Age until Rome’s conquest of it, with particular attention to the Etruscans and the Greeks. Analyze the contribution of each ethnic group to the eventual formation of Roman identity, which was always already and, from the beginning, multicultural. Examine the cultural residue—art, artefacts, texts, material culture, religious worldviews, etc. —of these different groups. Meets with ANT 300.1.
Course fee: to cover day trips to Ferrara and Artimino; Florence site visits (2023-24 fee = $170).