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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Rabun M Taylor

Associate Professor PhD 1997, University of Minnesota

Rabun M Taylor



InterestsGreek and Roman art, architecture, archaeology, urbanism, social history, and material culture— particularly as understood through the lens of social sciences such as anthropology and religious studies.

FieldsRoman Archaeology, Urbanism, Roman Material Culture, Greek and Roman Art.

Courses Taught:


Fall 2007:  CC 302:  Introduction to the Ancient World:  Rome; CC 340:  Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome.

Spring 2008:  CC340: Pompeii; CC 348:  Art and Myth in Greece and Rome.


Fieldwork: Morea, Cosa, Naples, Rome, Manziana, Bracciano





EUS 346 • Topog & Monuments Of Anc Rome

36140 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 930-1100 WAG 308
(also listed as C C 340 )
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This course is a general survey of the architecture and urban development of Rome from its beginnings until late antiquity.  By studying the city’s monumental center, students will gain an understanding of Rome’s immense cultural legacy in general, and in specific a familiarity with the spatial and topographical vocabulary inherited by the modern urban West.  Additionally, by examining the remains of ancient Rome’s infrastructure, they will confront the city as an organic and historical entity.


Class participation and attendance:  10 percent

Map quizzes:  10 percent

2 Midterms:  30 percent

Presentation:  20 percent

5- to 8-page research paper (for grad students, 15-20 pages):  30 percent



Claridge, A.  Rome:  An Oxford Archaeological Guide.  Oxford.

Favro, D.  The Urban Image of Augustan Rome.  Cambridge.  (Currently on order at Coop, due in mid-September)

Packer, J.  The Forum of Trajan in Rome:  A Study of the Monuments in Brief.  Berkeley.

Stambaugh, J.  The Ancient Roman City.  Baltimore and London.

Course packet.

Optional purchase:

Holloway, R.  The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium.

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