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    Jun 18, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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ARTH 2200 - [Introduction to the Classical World in 24 Objects]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 2700 , CLASS 2700  
(HB) (HA-AS, ALC-AS)      
Spring. Not offered: 2020-2021. Next offered: 2021-2022. 4 credits. Student option grading.

V. Platt.

Did the Greeks really paint their marble statues? Did the Romans make wax death masks? Should the British Museum return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece? Come and explore all these questions and more in “An Introduction to the Ancient World in 24 Objects”. Each class will focus on a single artefact, showing how it is exemplary of key trends and historical moments in Greek and Roman culture, from the temples of ancient Athens to the necropoleis of Roman Egypt and the rainy outposts of Hadrian’s Wall. In addition to the history of Greco-Roman art in antiquity, we will explore the influence of Classical art on later Western culture, paying special attention to its complex (and often problematic) political ramifications. While focusing on major monuments from Classical antiquity in class, we will also examine Cornell’s collection of plaster casts, ancient objects in the Johnson Museum, and the Greek and Roman collections in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.



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