The classical tradition has had an enduring effect on the history of Western art, providing both iconic monuments and aesthetic principles that have inspired and challenged successive generations of artists, architects, and other cultural practitioners. This course will survey Greek and Roman art and architecture from c.1000 BCE to c.500 CE, stretching from the rise of Greek city states to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. We examine works of art and architecture in a variety of materials, forms, and motifs, supplemented by writings from the period that influenced subsequent developments in Western culture. Important themes include the public and private, gender, mythology, patronage, and the ancient city.
Assessment: 100% coursework.