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CL7020 The Eternal City: The Archaeology of the City of Rome

This module presents material for the history and archaeology of ancient Rome in an inter-disciplinary manner, with methodological questions and problems being considered throughout.  A time-span from the original development of settlement on the site to the fall of Rome in the West is envisaged.  The objective is to familiarise students with a city which has been a centre of power and religious ritual throughout its existence, in terms of mass residence, political display, and both artistic and architectural elite patronage.  The module  aims to provide a guide through the topography of the modern as well as of the ancient city, making students aware of contemporary controversies concerning urban development and the conservation of antiquities.
  • Module Organiser:
    • Dr Hazel Dodge
  • Duration:
    • Michaelmas Term (Sept-Dec)
  • Contact Hours:
    • 22 (1 x 2-hour seminar p.w.)
  • Weighting:
    • 10 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 100% Continuous Assessment

Learning Outcomes

On successful conclusion of this module, students will be able to:

  • On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
  • Outline and explain different aspects of the history of ancient Rome
  • Identify and search for relevant secondary literature
  • Engage with relevant theoretical and critical approaches to the history and archaeology of Rome in this period
  • Apply different techniques of evaluation and interpretation to relevant primary sources and evidence
  • Critique relevant historiography in the light of study of primary sources
  • Present and discuss analysis of questions relating to the history and archaeology of Rome
  • Analyse the impact on Rome of different political, social, artistic and economic developments during the period.