20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit provides the student with a detailed knowledge of the archaeology of the Roman Empire, from the city of Rome to settlements in Italy and other regions of Europe. The module embeds Rome in its later prehistoric Italian and Mediterranean context and traces the creation and development of Rome as a cosmopolis. It also explores the transformation of towns in Italy, the Mediterranean and Europe in emulation of Rome. The module invesitgates and discusses the profound changes in society from Republic to Empire, the political and economic culture of Empire and the visual and material expression of imperial ideology. The dialogue between the living and the dead and its cultural and social implications for Roman Europe will also be examined.

Staff Contact: COOMBE PENNY
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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