Greek and Roman Art: Ancient and Modern Contexts

Module code: AH3062

Module co-ordinator: Dr Sarah Scott

In this module we will investigates past approaches to art from the Greek and Roman world and explore how our understandings of classical art have developed. We will pay particular attention to the physical and social contexts of this art (e.g. architectural art, domestic wall painting and mosaics, religious and funerary sculpture). You will also examine current methodological and theoretical approaches to classical art.

Topics covered

  • The history of investigation of classical art
  • Methodological approaches to classical art
  • Greek sculpture and vase-painting in funerary contexts
  • Roman domestic art

On completion of the module students will be able to:

  • Recognise and evaluate the range of different types of classical art and their contexts
  • Demonstrate understanding of various of the key themes related to investigating Greek and Roman art

Learning

  • 10 two-hour lectures

Assessment

  • 2 essays, 2,750 words each (45% + 45%)
  • Class presentation (10%)

Visiting students write two essays of 3,000 words each (50% + 50%)