11.012J The Ancient City

Class Info

Historical topography of the Greek and Roman city. Investigates the relationship between urban architecture and the political, social, and economic role of cities in the Greek and Roman world. Analyzes a range of archaeological and literary evidence relevant to the use of space in Greek and Roman cities (Athens, Paestum, Rome, and Pompeii). Subjects of detailed study include the sanctuary of Athena on the Athenian Acropolis, the atrium houses of Roman Pompeii, the Athenian Agora and the Roman Forum, feeding the ancient city, and the great bath complexes of Imperial Rome.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.012J will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by W. Broadhead.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, 11.012J was rated 6.1 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the The Ancient City site.

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The Ancient City
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