Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

HART 582 - CAESAR'S PALACE

Long Title: CAESAR'S PALACE: AUTHOR(ITY) AND MEANING IN THE ROMAN IMPERIAL RESIDENCE
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Described as both a “Hall of Despotism” and a “Citadel of Majesty” the palace of the Roman emperors is one of the great enigmas of antiquity. Its vast remains (larger than Versailles) are relatively well preserved, but it is poorly understood as part of the concept of emperorship. In this course we will examine the palace within the context of Imperial Roman art and politics; then we will dissect its meaning(s), the intentions of those who created it, and generally deconstruct it, brick by brick, to question agency and spatial experience from a macro-historical perspective. Graduate students will have additional readings. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 482. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 582 if student has credit for HART 482.