History of Art 4301: Art of Greece and Rome



Professor Mark Fullerton

This course is concerned with the study of the Classical past through its material remains, especially works of art – architecture, sculp­ture and painting. Indeed, the study of ancient Greek and Roman art has for centuries been embedded within the field of Classical Archae­ology, for reasons that we will closely consider.

The term “Classical” here refers to the Greek and Roman cultures of the Mediterranean world beginning with the palace civilizations of the Aegean Bronze Age and extending through the third century of the Roman Empire (c.2000 BCE-3000 CE). The objective of the course is to familiarize the student with works of art from ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the major archaeological discoveries and controversies of the past two centuries. The selection of sites and monuments is not comprehensive but is in­tended to showcase important developments within the field, especially in cases where ar­chaeology has provided evidence that can challenge preconceived notions of Greek and Roman culture.

This fully online course will be delivered en­tirely through Ohio State University’s learning management system, Carmen/Canvas. You will use your OSU ID credentials to log into the site from Carmen Home page.

Class # 33147

INSTRUCTION MODE: Instructional delivery is online and asynchro­nous. The class will convene via Zoom on the first day of classes (Tuesday January 12). Any further meetings will take place on Tuesdays. A complete schedule of Zoom meetings will be posted to Canvas before the semester begins.