Ancient topography

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ANT/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to study the territory and the environment in relation to the work of man.
Each community is in fact acting on the territory to organize and adapt it to its own needs. The task of the topographer is to reconstruct the evolution and history of a territory, a region, alongside the study of sources to research on the ground, thanks to the use of targeted scientific instruments and skills.
The topics and themes of the course will be illustrated through slides; attendance is highly recommended.
The course uses a specially dedicated ARIEL website, on which images, ppt, abstracts and pdfs relating to the course will be made available to students. ARIEL materials are available to everyone, attending and non-attending.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course you will have a good knowledge of the topographical contexts and urban planning of ancient Italy and the methods of studying Topography.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Teaching unit A (20 hours, 3 credits): Between past, present and future, history and methodological practice of ancient Topography
Teaching unit B (20 hours, 3 credits): Cities, streets and territories; some examples in ancient Italy
Teaching unit C (20 hours, 3 credits): Topography of the sacred; examples between Greece, Rome and the Italian territory

The course is aimed at students of the Bachelor's Degree Courses in Cultural Heritage and Human Sciences of the environment, territory, landscape
Prerequisites for admission
The course is open to everyone. Students should know, at least in general, Greek and Roman history. The exams of Archeology and history of Greek art and of Archeology and history of Roman art are recommended. However, the lessons are also calibrated for students who have not attended classical high school.
Teaching methods
The topics and themes of the course will be illustrated through slides; attendance is highly recommended.

The course uses a specially dedicated ARIEL site, on which images, ppt, abstracts and pdfs relating to the course will be made available to students. ARIEL materials are available to everyone, attending and non-attending.
Teaching Resources
Teaching units A
Exam program for attending students:
L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, Introduzione alla Topografia antica, Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna 2004.
Teaching units B
Exam program for attending students:
L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, Introduzione alla Topografia antica, Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna 2004.
F. Fabiani, L'urbanistica: città e paesaggi, Ed. Carocci, Roma 2014.
Teaching unit C
Exam program for attending students:
Will be provided on the dedicated ARIEL website pdf and ppt related to the topics covered.

Teaching unit A
Exam program for non-attending students:
L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, Introduzione alla Topografia antica, Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna 2004.
Teaching unit B
Exam program for non-attending students:
L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, Introduzione alla Topografia antica, Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna 2004.
F. Fabiani, L'urbanistica: città e paesaggi, Ed. Carocci, Roma 2014.
Teaching unit C
Exam program for non-attending students:
F. Cordano, La geografia storica nell'antichità, in G. Poma (a cura di), La storia antica. Metodi e fonti per lo studio, Ed. Il Mulino-Manuali, Bologna 2016, pp. 27-59 (l'edizione digitale è disponibile in Pandora Campus, www.pandoracampus.it);
or
Lukas Thommen, L'ambiente nel mondo antico, Edizioni Il Mulino, Bologna 2014.
or
A. Cristofori, Il viaggio, in I Greci. Storia, cultura, arte e società, Atlante I, a cura di C. Franzoni, Torino 2002, pp. 163-178 (Il libro è nella biblioteca di Studi Umanistici, via Festa del Perdono, piano terra).

The 6 CFU non-attending program includes only the first two texts (Quilici and Fabiani).
Assessment methods and Criteria
Exam test modalities
Oral: The oral exam consists of an interview on the scheduled topics, aimed at ascertaining the candidate's preparation; some pdfs of images will be made available through the ARIEL site of ancient Topography. The interview will start from these images and from those of the books.
Unita' didattica A
L-ANT/09 - ANCIENT TOPOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-ANT/09 - ANCIENT TOPOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-ANT/09 - ANCIENT TOPOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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