CL AR 347 A: Pompeii: A Time Capsule Of Ancient Life

Meeting Time: 
TTh 8:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
SMI 404
SLN: 
22290
Joint Sections: 
ART H 347 A
Instructor:
Sarah Levin-Richardson

Syllabus Description:

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This class explores the power differential between men and women, slaves and masters, and citizens and foreigners in the cultural melting pot of ancient Pompeii, which was preserved by a volcanic eruption in 79 CE. Graffiti, skeletal remains, everyday objects, humble and world-class art and monuments will be analyzed.

Assignments include quizzes, exams, a presentation on a Pompeian monument, and a project on a hypothetical museum exhibit about Pompeii.

The course textbook is Mary Beard's The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found (about $20 new on Amazon); other readings will be made available on canvas.

 

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Catalog Description: 
Explores the power differential between men and women, slaves and masters, and citizens and foreigners in the cultural melting pot of ancient Pompeii, which was preserved by a volcanic eruption in 79 CE. Graffiti, skeletal remains, everyday objects, humble and world-class art and monuments will be analyzed. Offered: jointly with ART H 347; AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 16, 2017 - 9:21pm