Dec 05, 2020  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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GRST 144 - Living in the Ancient City


0.5 unit(s)
(Same as ART 144  and URBS 144 ) The great Mediterranean cities of Classical Antiquity, Athens in the 5th c. BC and Rome in the 1st-2nd c. CE (along with some of their satellite cities), are synonymous with the rise of western civilization. The city plans and monumental architecture dominate our view, but this course also focuses on the civic institutions housed in the spectacular buildings and the social worlds shaped by the grand public spaces, as well as the cramped working quarters. Neighborhoods of the rich and the poor, their leisure haunts, and places of congregation and entertainment are explored to reveal the rituals of everyday life and their political consequences. 

Second six-week course.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2020/21.



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