Building the Empire
May 8-29, 2018 (dates are tentative)
LAS Global Seminar
Classes held on archaeological sites and in museums.
Free time to explore Rome.
Examine the structures and artifacts of Roman imperial rule to foster a greater understanding of how Rome's physical, social, religious and political infrastructure allowed it to rule a vast empire for several centuries.
Explore Rome and the Bay of Naples. Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Hadrian's Villa. Learn outside the classroom at archaeological sites and museums within and beyond Rome.
Earn three credits for Cl St 385X. A two credit orientation course (Cl 384X) is required during spring 2016, meeting Mondays, 6:10-8:00pm (tentative).
Open to students from all majors and colleges; no language prerequisites.
During a three-week stay in Rome, students will examine the physical remains of Roman imperial rule through the on-site examination of ancient structures (roads, aqueducts, temples, etc.) and artifacts (e.g., statues, mosaics, inscriptions).
In addition to a three-day trip to the Bay of Naples (visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum), the class will make several day trips to sites in the vicinity of Rome such as Ostia Antica and Hadrian's Villa.
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Over 18 years of experience in Italy
Archaeological fieldwork at Pompeii
Associate Professor of Ancient History
Over 20 years of experience in Italy
Archaeological fieldwork at Fregellae.
(December 1, 2017)
For More Information
Contact the program directors:
3118E Pearson Hall
647 Ross Hall
(Regarding course content and on-site issues)
*Nancy T. Guthrie
107 Catt Hall
(Regarding applications and scholarships)
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