Italian 350: Rome: The Changing Shape of the Eternal City

Rome: The City and the Mythis a 3-credit course conducted in English. This course considers the continuing presence of Rome, the “Eternal City” as both a metaphoric and actual focal point of Italian artistic and cultural sensibilities. Some of the themes include: transformation (Rome in the flux of time); pilgrimage (Rome’s sacred centrality, Rome as a melting pot); glory, authority and violence. This course meets with Classics 350. It counts towards the Italian major.