ARHI 13182-1: Critical Moments in Classical Art & Culture

Instructor: Robin Rhodes

Fine Arts University Seminar

A history of art in the Greco-Roman world will be illustrated and discussed through the analysis of a series of artistic and cultural crises. An overall view of cultural and artistic evolution will be constructed through an understanding of these key points of transition. Among the critical moments to be examined will be the meeting of the Minoans and Mycenaeans, renewed contacts with East following the Greek Dark Age, the Persian Wars, the fall of Athens, the coming of the Etruscans, the Roman conquest of Greece, the invention of concrete, and the death of the Roman Republic.

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