Rabun M Taylor
Associate Professor — PhD 1997, University of Minnesota
Interests: Greek 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.
Fields: Roman Archaeology, Urbanism, Roman Material Culture, Greek and Roman Art.
Fall 2010: CC 307D: Introduction to Roman Archaeology; CC 340: Pompeii.
Spring 2011: CC 317: Classical Archaeology: Methods and Approaches; CC 383: Greeks and Romans on the Bay of Naples.
Fall 2011: CC 307D: Introduction to Roman Archaeology; UGS 303: Technology in the Greek and Roman World.
Spring 2012: CC 317: Classical Archaeology: Methods and Approaches; CC 380: Ostia.
Fall 2012: CC 307D: Introduction to Roman Archaeology; UGS 303: Technology in the Greek and Roman World.
Spring 2013: CC 340: Pompeii; CC 380: Roman Architecture.
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)
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.
Holloway, R. The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium.
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