ARCHEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (LM)

ARCHEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (LM)

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Code
104217
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-15) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ANT/07
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Roman Archeology and History of Art provides the critical tools for the knowledge and analysis of the main issues related to urban planning, architecture, art and craft production and material culture of the Roman world, investigated in their historical development, from its origins to the beginning of late antiquity.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to guide students, through in-depth discussion of exemplary themes, to the understanding and critical analysis of essential aspects of Roman archeology and art history, considered in the broader context of historical, social and cultural phenomena, in a diachronic perspective and in relation to the various regions of the Roman Empire.

At the end of the course, the student:

- will be able to critically address fundamental issues of urban planning, architecture, artistic civilization, craft production and Roman material culture, and to understand and interpret contexts, works and monuments;

will be able to effectively use the different sources and bibliographic tools;

will also have acquired a general knowledge of art and craft techniques in use in the Roman world and a solid command of the technical and specialist language relating to the studies of Roman archeology.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, with use of PowerPoint and other audiovisual media; reading assignments followed by discussion in class (teaching materials will be included in AulaWeb); case study analysis; possible visits to archaeological sites and museums; group work.

Students attending the course are required to prepare an individual research on a specific topic, agreed with the teacher, that shall be the object of an in-class Powerpoint presentation during the course.

It is strongly recommended to register for the course on AulaWeb, to receive information and download the teaching material analyzed in class.

Class participation is highly recommended.

The course activity can be integrated with participation in laboratory activities, lectures, archaeological excavations and surveys organized by the teacher.

Due to COVID-19 situation, lessons will be on-line, on a specific channel on the Microsoft Teams platform. The access code of the channel is: 

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SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are attending the 6-CFU course:

Urban planning and architecture in the Roman world (cities, monuments, techniques). A brief outline of Rome. The Roman colonies. The late-Republican sanctuaries of Latium. Roman cities in the Imperial age: town planning, walls, arches, streets and porticoes; forum, basilica, curia and capitolium; religious buildings; theaters and odeia; amphitheatres; circuses and stadiums; libraries and guild seats; baths, fountains and nymphaeums; macella, other markets and horrea; domestic buildings; necropoles. Case studies: Pompeii, Ostia, Leptis Magna, the Roman cities of Liguria.

Contents for students who are attending the 9-CFU course:

Urban planning and architecture in the Roman world (cities, monuments, techniques). A brief outline of Rome. The Roman colonies. The late-Republican sanctuaries of Latium. Roman cities in the Imperial age: town planning, walls, arches, streets and porticoes; forum, basilica, curia and capitolium; religious buildings; theaters and odeia; amphitheatres; circuses and stadiums; libraries and guild seats; baths, fountains and nymphaeums; macella, other markets and horrea; domestic buildings; necropoles. Case studies: Pompeii, Ostia, Leptis Magna, the Roman cities of Liguria.

The Roman baths: in depth study.

Introduction: bathing among the Romans. The background: Classical and Hellenistic Greek baths. The invention of the hypocaust. Bathhouses’ rooms and their names in the Imperial age. Layout and internal routes. Various case studies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students who are taking the 6-CFU course:

P. ZANKER, La città romana, Laterza, Bari-Roma 2013.

P. GROS, M. TORELLI, Storia dell’urbanistica. Il mondo romano, Laterza, Bari-Roma 20072, pp. 1-298 e 376-409.

Further reading suggestions may be provided in class.

Class attendance is highly recommended; the students who cannot attend the course should contact the Professor in order to agree on a possible individual syllabus.

Bibliography for students who are taking the 9-CFU course:

P. ZANKER, La città romana, Laterza, Bari-Roma 2013.

P. GROS, M. TORELLI, Storia dell’urbanistica. Il mondo romano, Laterza, Bari-Roma 20072, pp. 1-298 e 376-409.

MOREOVER:

VV.AA., Terme romane e vita quotidiana, Panini, Modena 1987.

M. MEDRI, A. PIZZO (eds.), Le terme pubbliche nell’Italia romana (II sec. a.C. – fine IV d.C.). Architettura, tecnologia e società, Romatre press 2019, only pp. 513-554.

The reading of F. YEGÜL, Bathing in the Roman World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010 (above all pp. 1-132 e 199-230), is recommended (but not mandatory).

Further reading suggestions may be provided in class.

Class attendance is highly recommended; the students who cannot attend the course should contact the Professor in order to agree on a possible individual syllabus.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday and Wednesday 16.00-17.00 (to be confirmed), via Balbi 2, 3rd floor. Office hours can be arranged if valid reasons are provided. The teacher can be contacted by email: antonino.facella@unige.it DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION, THERE WILL BE ONLY REMOTE APPOINTMENTS (BY MEANS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS), THAT CAN BE ARRANGED BY EMAIL

Exam Board

ANTONINO FACELLA (President)

SILVIA PALLECCHI

FABIO NEGRINO (Substitute)

FABRIZIO BENENTE (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, with use of PowerPoint and other audiovisual media; reading assignments followed by discussion in class (teaching materials will be included in AulaWeb); case study analysis; possible visits to archaeological sites and museums; group work.

Students attending the course are required to prepare an individual research on a specific topic, agreed with the teacher, that shall be the object of an in-class Powerpoint presentation during the course.

It is strongly recommended to register for the course on AulaWeb, to receive information and download the teaching material analyzed in class.

Class participation is highly recommended.

The course activity can be integrated with participation in laboratory activities, lectures, archaeological excavations and surveys organized by the teacher.

Due to COVID-19 situation, lessons will be on-line, on a specific channel on the Microsoft Teams platform. The access code of the channel is: 

rbcv2it

LESSONS START

September 22, 2020

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

The exam will take place in oral form, and will allow to verify the knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in class (for attending students) or the knowledge and understanding of the texts listed in the appropriate section of the bibliography (for non-attending students). The exam will also verify the student's ability to critically analyze the issues, making an appropriate use of sources and bibliographic tools and using a proper language.

The degree of learning achieved will be assessed according to the following scale of values:

1. if the student demonstrates that he/she has understood the proposed texts and the topics discussed in class, showing critical skills and framing ability, and is able to use a proper language and vocabulary, the exam will be assessed as very good to excellent (28 to 30 cum laude);

2. knowledge of an exclusively or predominantly mnemonic type, lacking a deep understanding of the topics covered but capable of developing simple interpretative reasoning, combined with the use of a correct but not always appropriate language will lead to an assessment as good (25 -27) or satisfactory (23-24);

3. an approximate knowledge of the topics covered, a superficial understanding of the issues discussed and inappropriate methods of expression will lead to assessing the exam as sufficient (18-22);

4. learning gaps, inappropriate language, inability to find the way within the bibliography and the topics presented in class will be negatively assessed.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
27/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
26/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Information on the possibility of participating in laboratory activities and in excavation and survey campaigns will be provided in class.

For any further questions about the course and the exam, the teacher is available in office hours and can be contacted by email: antonino.facella@unige.it