Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 18, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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CLASS 2743 - [Archaeology of Roman Private Life]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 2743 , ARTH 2221  
(HB) (ALC-AS, CA-AS)      
Spring. Not offered: 2023-2024. Next offered: 2025-2026. 3 credits. Student option grading.

A. Alexandridis.

What was it like to live in the Roman world?  What did that world look, taste and smell like?  How did Romans raise their families, entertain themselves, understand death, and interact with their government? What were Roman values and how did they differ from our own?  This course takes as its subject the everyday lives of individuals and explores those lives using the combined tools of archaeology, architecture and art, as well as some primary source readings.  In doing so, it seeks to integrate those monuments into a world of real people, and to use archaeology to narrate a story about ancient lives and life habits. Some of the topics explored will include the Roman house; the Roman family, children and slaves; bathing and hygiene; food; gardens, agriculture and animals.



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