• Ancient cities

    Author(s):
    Jeffrey A. Becker (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Classical archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Classical archaeology, Archaeology, Urbanism
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/h16t-fh41
    Abstract:
    This course is an introductory survey of the urban centers of the ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Mediterranean worlds. In this course students will explore the development of urbanism in these areas by studying the archaeological remains from the cities of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, from the Neolithic period until the foundation of Constantinople in the fourth century A.D. The course will focus on comparing the characteristics of urbanism and the archaeological evidence for urbanization in different cultures. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able both to define what constitutes a “city” in each of the cultural contexts that we have studied and to identify the unique traits that each of the cultures studied brings to the urban equation.
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