CLAS 253 - Excavating Ancient Greeks and Romans in Southern Italy
The voyage of Odysseus is a mythic reflection of the exploration of the western Mediterranean that gathered full momentum in the 9th c. BCE, as both Phoenicians and Greeks plied new trade routes in search of metals and founded settlements in search of arable land. The Greek foundations in southern Italy and Sicily grew to be among the most wealthy and powerful centers of the classical world and, in turn, had a profound influence on the burgeoning city of Rome. Focuses on how the interdisciplinary field of archaeology has illuminated much of the history of the Greeks in Italy and their relationship with native Italic populations.
Prerequisites: or or or higher-level Greek course
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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