The course discusses problematic issues and specific problems of interpretation in relation with use of archaeological sources for the reconstruction of social and political relations of Rome, since its fundation (8th century BC) up to the High Middle Age, Italy and Roman provinces. Especially considered are elements of urbanism, architecture and construction techniques in order to define a scheme of the Roman way of life throughout the ages.
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At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Advanced course for archaeologists specializing in Roman archaeology both of Italy, the center of power, and the provinces of the Empire.
The aim is to develop a critical sense and apply methods of analysis of art (painting, sculpture and architecture) and material culture of this millennium long civilization reluctant of all standardized analytical approach.
Use of theoretical and anthropological concepts in archaeological interpretation as well of literary and epigraphical sources of Latin Antiquity.
The main topic to be treated during the year 2017-2018 is the archaeology an history art in Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius.
A combination of ex-cathedra lessons by the teacher or invited speakers and seminars.
The sessions can will be prepared by the students on the basis of one or more articles of which the list is given at the beginning of the year.
The students are also invited to participate actively in certain sessions which may take the forms of seminars.
Pdf of Course and bibliography.
Da Pompei a Roma. Histoire d'une éruption, catalogue de l'exposition de Bruxelles 2003, sous la direction de P. G. Guzzo, Rome-Bruxelles 2003 ; P. Zanker, Pompei. Società, immagini urbane e forme dell'abitare, (trad. italienne), Torino 1993 ; E. La Rocca, M. et Arnold De Vos, Pompei. Guide Archeologiche Mondadori, Milano 1994 ; F. Pesando, Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano e Stabiae, Roma-Bari 2006 ; G. Sauron, La grande fresque de la villa des Mystères à Pompéi, Paris 1998 ; F. Pesando, M. P. Guidobaldi, Gli ozi di Ercole. Residenze di lusso a Pompei ed Ercolano, Roma 2006.