ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF ROMAN ART

Academic year 2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title ARCHEOLOGIA E STORIA DELL'ARTE ROMANA
Course code FT0015 (AF:280935 AR:160246)
Modality Frontal Lesson
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code L-ANT/07
Period 4th Term
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course is one of those characterizing the CdS in Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage, and aims to provide students with the first methodological tools for the interpretation of archaeological contexts of the Roman world.
The aim of the course is to provide the basic elements of the history of archeology and Roman art from Augustus to Late Antiquity to students who are interested in the knowledge of history, literature and the figurative and architectural culture the Roman world.
Expected learning outcomes
1. Knowledge and understanding
- Know the basic archaeological and technical terminology
- To know the bases and the foundations of the chronological framing of the Roman world
- Know the main theoretical reference models for the analysis of Roman art and architecture
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
- Know how to properly use basic archaeological terminology
- Knowing how to make chronological references for the Roman world
- Know how to operate a simple analysis of aspects of artistic culture of the Roman world
3. Ability to judge
- Know how to formulate and argue simple hypotheses on Roman archeology issues.
4. Communication skills
- Know how to communicate aspects of Roman archaeological heritage, with appropriate terminology
5. Learning skills
- Knowing how to critically consult the reference texts and the bibliography contained in them.
At the end of the course the student will be able to understand the main elements that characterize the history of Roman art and architecture, to acquire a basic terminology, and to insert the data in the broader field of Imperial Rome.
Pre-requirements
General prerequisites are assessed, such as knowledge of a good geographical and historical knowledge of ancient Rome.
Contents
History of Roman art and architecture from Late-Republican times to the Late-Antique: public art and architecture (State reliefs, imperial fora), art and policy in the imperial period.
Referral texts
Appunti dalle lezioni; P. Zanker, Arte romana, Laterza, Bari 2008, o edizioni successive. In alternativa: Storia Oxford dell’arte classica, a cura di J. Boardman, Laterza, Bari 1995, o edizioni successive, pp. 217-344. Letture facoltative di approfondimento: M. Papini (a cura di), Arte romana, Mondadori, Milano 2016.

Lecture notes; P. Zanker, Arte romana, Laterza, Bari 2008, or later editions. Alternative handbook: Storia Oxford dell’arte classica, J. Boardman ed., Laterza, Bari 1995, or later editions, pp. 217-344. Optional readings: M. Papini (a cura di), Arte romana, Mondadori, Milano 2016.
Assessment methods
The exam is in oral form: for the students that attend the course the exam consists of some questions on the lecture notes and on one of the handbooks. For the students that do not attend the course, the questions concern the recommended handbooks. A basic knowledge of the history of Roman art and architecture, a correct terminology and an updatad methodology are requested.
Teaching methods
The course provides traditional lectures
Teaching language
Italian
Further information
The course corresponds to the second part of the 12 CFU exam. The students who cannot attend the course must agree with the teacher a specific program.
Type of exam
oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme
15/10/2018