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By means of extensive field trips
throughout the Italian peninsula (e.g., Latium, Tuscany, Campania, Umbria)
students engage in a systematic investigation of the sites, monuments, and
artifacts of the Etruscan, Roman, and paleo-Christian cultures of Italy under
the direction of Dartmouth faculty members. The aim of the program is to
develop a coherent understanding of the processes of origin and growth,
conflict and change in ancient Italy. To this end, the monuments of
post-Classical Italy are also examined whenever possible, so that students may
begin to understand the profound and continuing influence of ancient Italic
cultures upon the development of western Europe.
The curriculum embraces
architecture, the visual arts, history, religion and the basic techniques of
archeological analysis. Students learn to see and understand the Roman world in
its own context through informal lectures and discussion in situ, under the
open sky. The academic requirements consist of short weekly papers, oral
reports, and an optional independent project.
Classical Studies 30.90: Classical Art and Archaeology: Study Abroad
Classical Studies 30.91: Classical Art and Archaeology: Study Abroad
Classical Studies 31.90: Ancient History: Study Abroad
In Rome and in the field, apartment
and/or hotel accommodations are arranged for the group.Students are responsible for their own meals; some breakfasts
and special dinners will be arranged in advance by the faculty directors.
NOTE: Students will be expected
to have elementary reading and speaking knowledge of Italian
A grade of B- or better in two of the following:
Classical Studies 17. Roman History: The Republic
Classical Studies 18 . History of the Roman Empire: Roman Principate to Christian Empire
Classical Studies 24. Etruscan and Early Roman Archaeology: The Rise of Rome
Classical Studies 25. Early Roman Imperial Archaeology: The First Emperors
Classical Studies 26. Later Roman Imperial Archaeology: The Golden Age and Beyond"
Italian 1. Introductory Italian (or its equivalent)
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.