Classics and Ancient History

CLAS4333Living in the Ancient World: Greek and Roman Housing (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

This course focuses on Greek and Roman dwellings from a socio-historical, archaeological, and anthropological perspective.  Students will examine domestic plans, interior decoration (mosaic pavements, wall paintings, sculptural adornment, etc.) household contents, and ancient literary records in order to explore the religious beliefs of the occupants, the social dynamics of family organization (women, children, and slaves), and the role of the household within the private and public spheres.