Athens: Archeology of the Goldenage

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Athens: Archeology of the Goldenage

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    At least one ARC or AHAR level 100 course or permission of the instructor.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1 - 2
  • Overview

    This one credit on-site course focuses on the archaeology of 5th Century BC Athens when the city was at its height of power, both economically and culturally. The dominance of Athens was expressed through its art and architecture and the course will explore the ways in which the 5th Century BC ?cultural revolution? depended on Athenian democracy and was influenced by the fact that Athens was an imperial city. Over the course of a weekend, after an initial introduction in class, the course will visit the city of Athens focusing on the 5th Century BC archaeological remains. The aim of the course will be to demonstrate knowledge of archaeological and cultural contexts concerning the development of Athens in the 5th Century BC.

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