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Roman Art and Archaeology (Coursera)

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the culture of ancient Rome beginning about 1000 BCE and ending with the so-called “Fall of Rome”. We will look at some of the key people who played a role in Rome, from the time of the kings through the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.

We will also focus on the city of Rome itself, as well as Rome’s expansion through Italy, the Mediterranean, and beyond.


Week 1: Introduction to ‘Roman Art and Archaeology’

Week 2: The Early Romans and Their Ancestors (ca. 1000 – 500 BCE)

Week 3: The Roman Republic’s Rise and Fall (509 – 31 BCE)

Week 4: Augustus and the Early Roman Empire (31 BCE – 1st century CE)

Week 5: Rome at its Zenith (2nd century CE)

Week 6: Crisis and Conclusion (3rd to 7th centuries CE)