Undergraduate Course: Roman Propaganda: The Archaeological and Artistic Evidence (CACA10005)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is concerned with the 'official' or 'public' art of the Roman world: the major monuments erected by the emperors in Rome and the provinces; imperial portraits; coins which advertise aspects of imperial policy; minor arts which express imperial ideology. The period covered stretches from the rivalry of artistocratic families in the late Republic to the death of Constantine. The course also looks at the motivation behind and the effects of this official art, and whether it can really be called 'propaganda'.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter (at least 2 of which should be in Classical Art/Archaeology) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students will have acquired:-
- knowledge of the major public monuments erected by the
Romans and the content of their sculpted decoration;
- knowledge of a selection of the coin designs, portraits and other objects relevant to the expression of imperial ideology in Rome;
- understanding of the ways visual propaganda was used in
the context of Roman culture during the period from the
late republic to the early empire.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580/3582 in order for approval to be obtained.
|Course organiser||Dr Glenys Davies
Tel: (0131 6)50 3592
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582