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HART 423 Life in Greek and Roman Anatolia

Scattered throughout the modern Republic of Turkey, ancient Anatolia, are the very visible remains of some 100 and more sites and monuments that help illuminate the history and in particular the architectural developments of the Classical period in this region. This course will examine several of these sites and their hinterlands to explain what we can learn from the archaeological remains about changing social and economic systems in the Classical period, roughly 600 BC - AD 300. The course takes a chronological approach to the subject, so that developments in contemporary social and economic systems can be explored and explained at the individual sites. As such, a particular emphasis is placed on how the architectural remains at such sites help us understand their varying degrees of prosperity in the Classical period. However, although the course will naturally focus mainly on such well-known places as Priene, Pergamum and Ephesus, it will also examine what can be learnt from the remains at several less-well known sites, like Patara, Oinoanda, and Ankara. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

Autumn Semester (Peter Louis M. Talloen)

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