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The City of Rome – Undergraduate Course Audit – Spring 2019

500.00 IVA included

Instructor: Jan Gadeyne, Ph.D.

Meets Mon / Wed 1.30 – 3 PM

Course Fee: 0€ (included in above price)

Spring Semester 2019 runs Jan. 14 – Apr. 25


The City of Rome

The City of Rome examines the features and development of the physical world of the ancient Romans. Beginning with the earliest evidence for material culture in and around the city of Rome, we examine how both the Roman city and the material objects associated with Roman life (including art, architecture, and technology), developed and changed as Roman influence expanded, Roman culture came into contact with neighboring cultures, and Roman rule came to dominate the Mediterranean basin.

About the Instructor

Jan Gadeyne has a PhD in Archaeology and Ancient Art History and an M.A. in Classics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain, Belgium). He also studied late antique art and archaeology at the Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster (Germany). He came to Rome in 1987 with a grant of the Italian government and studied early Christian Archaeology at the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana.

Since 1988 he has been teaching for several American study abroad programs, including Temple University, Cornell University, the University of Miami and Trinity College, and periodically lecturing for architecture programs, such as Yale University, the University of Maryland and Pratt Institute. His courses include Urban History of Rome in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Ancient Roman Art and Architecture, Late antique and early Byzantine Art and Architecture, Ancient History of Rome and the Mediterranean. He has moreover walked over 50 times with students around the Aurelian walls of Rome.

Since 2005, he is co-director of the excavation of the Roman villa on the Piano della Civita in Artena (40 miles southeast of Rome). The title of his Ph.D. in Archaeology and Ancient Art History is “Function and dysfunction of the City: Rome in the 5th century AD.” He has published papers on Roman lead seals, Early Christian apse mosaics and recently on the formation of the street system in Early Medieval Rome and (especially) on the excavations of the Roman villa at Artena. He has co-edited, together with Gregory Smith, Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day, published by Ashgate in 2013. He is also one of the officers of the Rome charter of the Archaeological Institute of America.