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ARCHAEOLOGY ROMAN PROVINCES I
ARCHEOLOGIA DELLE PROVINCE ROMANE I

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Oscar Mei By appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

Humanities, Cultural Heritage Studies and Philosophy (L-10)
Curriculum: ARCHEOLOGICO E FILOLOGICO-LETTERARIO CLASSICO
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Learning Objectives

The course aims at providing students with background knowledge of the city planning, the architecture and the main artistic productions of the roman provinces. It will mainly focus on North Africa provinces, with particular attention to the architectural elements of buildings, in order to foster undegraduates’ understanding of the issues relating to the general lines of development of the Romanization.

Program

The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the general outlines of the history and archaeology of Roman provinces, after introducing them to the main features of the different areas and to the relationships with Rome.

Course topics:

1) Introduction to the art and archaeology of the Roman Provinces

2) The concept of Roman Art. Arte colta, arte plebea, arte popolare, arte provinciale. The history of the research and the outlines of the Provincial Art

3) Preexistences and romanisation of the peripheral areas.

4) Political and administrative organization of the Roman provinces since the republican age.

5) The first provinces: Sicilia, Sardinia et Corsica

6) The iberian provinces 

7) The gallic provinces 

8) The german provinces

9) The roman Britannia

10) The danubian provinces

11) The greek provinces

12) The Asia Minor's provinces

13) The eastern provinces

14) The Egypt

15) The North african provinces

Bridging Courses

Students should have general knowledge of  Roman history and archaeology.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student will be evaluated according to the following learning outcomes:

1. Knowledge of the main problems related to Greek and Roman archeology and understanding of the various phases of the history of ancient art.

2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding in the context of the discipline.

3. Acquisition of critical skills and independent judgment in relation to the issues addressed during the course; ability to synthesize and scientifically interpret archaeological data.

4. Communication skills and use of a language appropriate to the characteristics of the subject.

5. Learning skills aimed at acquiring the bases for any future knowledge in the historical-artistic and archaeological field. 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Visits to archaeological sites, museums and monuments.

Undergraduates will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge taking part in excavation and restoration campaigns both in the Archaeological Park of Forum Sempronii.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons.

Attendance

Deepening essay.

Course books

Bejor G., Grassi M.T., Maggi S., Slavazzi F., Arte e archeologia delle province romane. Milano: Mondadori Università, 2011.

Gros P., Torelli M., Storia dell'urbanistica. Il mondo romano. Roma - Bari: Laterza, 1992. 

S.Rinaldi-Tufi, Archeologia delle province romane, Roma 2000.

Further bibliography will be provided during the lessons.

The course texts will be available at the archaeological library (Palazzo Albani, Via del Balestriere 2).

Assessment

Oral examination.

The exam will have an evaluation on a scale from 18 to 30 and shall comprise the presentation of the essay assigned to each student and several follow-up questions on the topics of the course. The acquisition by the student of critical abilities and autonomy of judgment with regard to the issues of the course and also the use of an appropriate speech to the characteristics of the subject will be verified. The student will also have to demonstrate his understanding of the main notions of urban planning, architecture and Roman art.

Evaluations of excellence: excellent critical and in-depth skills; ability to orientate himself within the discipline and to establish links between the main issues addressed during the course; use of an appropriate language.

Good evaluations: good critical and in-depth skills; ability to establish links between the main issues addressed during the course; use of an appropriate language. 

Sufficient evaluations: achievement of a basic knowledge of the topic of the course and of the main problems inherent to the discipline; use of a language that is not completely appropriate.

Negative assessments: lack of basic knowledge of the discipline, training gaps; use of an inappropriate language.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Non-attending students are required to contact the professor to discuss the exam program.

Attendance

Deepening essay.

Course books

Bejor G., Grassi M.T., Maggi S., Slavazzi F., Arte e archeologia delle province romane. Milano: Mondadori Università, 2011.

Gros P., Torelli M., Storia dell'urbanistica. Il mondo romano. Roma - Bari: Laterza, 1992. 

S.Rinaldi-Tufi, Archeologia delle province romane, Roma 2000.

Further bibliography will be provided by the teacher.

The course texts will be available at the archaeological library (Palazzo Albani, Via del Balestriere 2).

Assessment

Oral examination.

The exam will have an evaluation on a scale from 18 to 30 and shall comprise the presentation of the essay assigned to each student and several follow-up questions on the topics of the course. The acquisition by the student of critical abilities and autonomy of judgment with regard to the issues of the course and also the use of an appropriate speech to the characteristics of the subject will be verified. The student will also have to demonstrate his understanding of the main notions of urban planning, architecture and Roman art.

Evaluations of excellence: excellent critical and in-depth skills; ability to orientate himself within the discipline and to establish links between the main issues addressed during the course; use of an appropriate language.

Good evaluations: good critical and in-depth skills; ability to establish links between the main issues addressed during the course; use of an appropriate language. 

Sufficient evaluations: achievement of a basic knowledge of the topic of the course and of the main problems inherent to the discipline; use of a language that is not completely appropriate.

Negative assessments: lack of basic knowledge of the discipline, training gaps; use of an inappropriate language.

Notes

Contact:

Office: Palazzo Albani, via del Balestriere 2 - Urbino.

Phone: 0722 303766

email: oscar.mei@uniurb.it

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