21H.405J / 11.021J The Ancient City

Spring 2005

Rome. Peristyle of the House of Vetti, Pompeii, Italy.

Peristyle of the House of Vetti, Pompeii, Italy. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsc-06585 (digital file from original)])

Course Highlights

This course features a variety of helpful Web sites in the related resources section. This course also features archived syllabi from various semesters.

Course Description

This course focuses on the archaeology of the Greek and Roman city. It investigates the relationship between urban architecture and the political, social, and economic role of cities in the Greek and Roman world, by analyzing a range of archaeological and literary evidence relevant to the use of space in Greek and Roman cities (e.g. Athens, Paestum, Rome, Pompeii) and a range of theoretical frameworks for the study of ancient urbanism.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. William Broadhead

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session