Gruppo Archeologico Romano
Fall 2001 Classes
Join the Gruppo Archeologico Romano (English Section) and participate in some of the best expert-guided tours and lectures on Roman art and archeology.
There are two-hour programs on
Tuesdays (in Italian),with lectures and site visits on the dates listed below and Saturday field trips to Palestrina (October 20 -- in English) and Panicale (November 10 -- Italian).
Thursdays (English), and
Tuesdays, 10 AM, October 9 through December 4
Course title: Roma Archeologica
Ten site visits conducted in Italian.
October 9: Underground at the Basilica of S. Marco
October 16: Gabii, sanctuary and city -- new excavations
October 23: Villa of the Colonnacce
October 27 (Saturday): Mithraeum at Marino
October 30: Circular Basilica, Ardeatina
November 5 (Monday): Jewish Catacomb at Vigna Rondanini
November 13: Mithraeum at the Circus Maximus
November 20: Underground at the Sancta Sanctorum (Medieval)
November 27: Oratorio of the Sette Dormienti
December 4: S. Pasquale archeological complex
Wednesdays, 10 AM, October 3 through December 5, 2001.
Course title: Rome Through the Centuries
One lecture and nine site visits conducted by Nicole Fuget.
October 3: Classical art through neo-classical eyes: Winkelman (lecture)
October 10: Villa dei Quintili on the Appian Way -- Rome's largest suburban villa
October 17: Around the Curia: the organization of the Roman state, from its foundation
October 24: Hypogeum of via Livenza and the Mausoleum of Lucillo Peto
October 31: Crypta Balbi -- Ancient and medieval Rome displayed together
November 7: Rome from the time of Augustus and Agrippa
November 14: Isola Tiberina -- pagan and Christian
November 21: the newly reorganized National Museum at the Terme di Diocleziano
November 28: Outstanding figures of two "Doctors of the Church", Catherine of Sienna and Thomas Aquinas
December 5: Santa Maria Maggiore, including visits to the Sforza chapel and the Crib of Arnolfo di Cambio
Thursdays, 10 AM, October 4 through December 13, 2001.
Course title: Private Lives During the Renaissance
Lecture series (ten lectures) with Valerie Higgens and Paul Gwynne
October 4: Censorship
October 11: Personal Hygiene
October 18: Courtesans
October 25: Childbirth
November 8: Pagan mythology and allegory
November 15: Holy Anorexics
November 22: Male homosexuality
November 29: Female homosexuality
December 6: Syphilis
December 13: Family life
Fridays, 10 AM, October
26 through December 14, 2001.
Course title: Messages in Christian Art
Lecture and seven site visits with Olaf Steen.
October 26: Development of Christian Art (lecture)
November 2: Catacombs of Ss. Marcellino e Pietro
November 9: S. Giovanni in Laterano e S. Giovanni in Fonte
November 16: S. Maria Maggiore
November 23: Ss. Quattro Coronati e S. Maria in Domnica
November 30: S. Giovanni a Porta Latina
December 7: Vatican Picture Gallery
December 14: Il Gesu, S. Ignazio, e S. Liugi dei Francesi
October 20: Palestrina, conducted by Nicole Fuget (in English)The full schedule is available at the American Embassy Community Liaison Office. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday English-Language classes, expanded to include links to associated resources, are on the internet at http://www.mmdtkw.org/GARHome.html.
November 10: Panicle with Enrico Ragni (in Italian)
Contact Ms. Anna Taggiasco, Gruppo Archeologico English Program, 06-39737703, for registration information and the fee schedule.