This course surveys the art and archaeology of ancient Italy, from the early development of Republican Rome to the growth of the Roman Empire and the embellishment of Rome as the capital of antiquitys largest empire. Topics include the Etruscan civilization, the art and architecture of Republican Rome,
Augustan art, and the rise of Imperial Roman art and architecture that spread into Greece, Turkey, Egypt, France, Spain, Britain, and other parts of the European and Mediterranean worlds. This course also has an interdisciplinary focus on Roman history and culture. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or
permission of instructor. Offered spring semester in even years. Meets General Education Distribution Area III.D.