Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 20
Semester Scheduled for 2013-14, 1&2
You will study major monuments of the Mediterranean, with an emphasis on how the original meaning(s) changed over time, what this tells us about the creation of the past, and how the modern observer can recover that meaning. For example, the Parthenon was a temple and focus of urban rituals; then a Christian church; then an arms depot; then became a symbol of ‘democracy’; and is now both a contested site (to whom do the Elgin marbles belong?) and a symbol of Greek cultural hegemony.