2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 219 - Special Topics: Ancient Art

Type of Course: Seminar
Introduces specific problems in Ancient art and focuses on student research, oral presentation, and writing skills. Qualified students from other disciplines are welcome. Course may be taken for credit more than once. Spring 2010 Topic: Roman Social Identity in Art Art in the Roman world had different purposes depending on the creators and different meanings depending on the audience. It tells us a great deal about how emperors, freedmen, women, soldiers and non-Romans were perceived or how they wanted to be perceived by their society at large. We will examine the role of art in the Roman Empire as a tool of social identity and a medium for communication negotiated among the many divisions of Roman society: elite vs. non-elite, public vs. private, military vs. civilian, “Roman” vs. provincial. Topics will include monuments in Rome and the provinces, portraiture, coinage, funerary art, painting, and small arts (jewelry, ceramic and metal vessels, etc.)

Instructor: Mr. Townsend and staff

When Offered: Offered every other year

Faculty: Lisa Anderson , Ph.D. Rhys Townsend, Ph.D. Professor of Art History