This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2018-2019
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Advanced course for archaeologists specializing in Roman archaeology whether of Italy, the centre of power, or of 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 contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Evidence of religion in the domestic sphere is attested through three main categories: specific spaces in the Roman domus (the so-called lararia), painted images (showing the Genius, the Lares and/or the Penates) and the archaeological material (bronze figurines, tableware,…). Our attention will mainly focus on Rome and the Vesuvian sites, based on textual, epigraphic and archaeological evidence. In the second part, we will discuss a few case studies widespread throughout the Roman provinces. This course aims at understanding the “religious topography” of the Roman domus by analysing the places of worship, their forms, their settings and the domestic pantheons.
Flower, H. I. (2017), The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden. Religion at the Roman Street Corner, Princeton.
Laforge, M.-A. (2009), La religion privée à Pompéi, Naples (Études du Centre Jean Bérard, 7).
Van Andringa, W. (2009), Quotidien des Dieux et des hommes : la vie religieuse dans les cités du Vésuve à l'époque romaine, Paris (Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d'Athènes et de Rome, 337).