From Pompeii to Aquileia: the Archaeology of Roman Italy (50 BCE - 300 CE)
SCQF level 10
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF level 10
Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser
At the height of the empire, Italy was one of the most prosperous and densely populated areas of the Mediterranean. Its centrality in imperial politics and culture, as well as its long history, have contributed to an unparalleled archaeological record that fascinates scholars and the world outside academia. This module will offer an overview of this rich material, exploring a range of issues such as the impact of empire; the nature of local public life; social and economic life; urban and rural settlements; and aspects of religious life. It will include case-studies of cities like Pompeii, Ostia and Aquileia, as well as of regions like the Tiber valley and Sicily. The module will discuss the nature of the archaeological evidence in rural and urban archaeology, and its implications for the understanding of the history and material culture of a key area of the Roman empire.
Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 coursework consultation hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 22
Guided independent study hours: 278
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%