Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum & Colosseum

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum & Colosseum

 Date Published: Sep. 15, 2016

Roman ForumOn September 15, 2016, the Fall Romers had their first Art and Architecture site visit. The class visited some of the best preserved archaeological sites of Rome for their Art and Architecture class: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Such sites give modern visitors a very real sense of how life would have been in Ancient Rome, home to one of the world’s greatest civilizations.

Drs. Peter Hatlie and Elizabeth Robinson, UD Rome’s Art and Architecture professor, brought the Roman Forum to life for students, each leading tours and giving lectures on various spots in the Forum, such as the Roman Curia, the Temple of Vesta, and the Arch of Titus.  Despite the alternating pouring rain and blazing sun throughout the afternoon, students were enthusiastic about seeing such notable places in person, giving a real presence to the things they have been learning in the classroom. After a short break, students reconvened at the Arch of Constantine for a brief introduction to the Colosseum, given by Dr. Robinson, who then led the class inside the amphitheater for a fantastic view and more detailed discussion of its architectural and cultural significance to Ancient Rome.

Colosseo

 

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