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ART 208 Ancient Art of the Mediterranean World

Faculty: David
Content: A focused introduction to art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world from the Geometric period in the eighth century BCE to the end of the Roman Empire. Special attention given to the intersections of art and literature and the role of art as a tool of politics. Theories in classical culture about the visual image, the artist, and the practice of narrative; how our definition of classical art is often shaped by the views taken in the early modern period.
Prerequisites: None.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.