Programs / Graduate

2014 Travel Seminar

Greek and Roman Art on the Bay of Naples

Instructors: Andrew Stewart, Christopher Hallett,


  • Andy Stewart; Chris Hallett (behind Andy); David Loer; Aaron Brown; Josh Thomas, a doctoral student in ancient art from Oxford; and Sarah Smith at the Collegium of the Augustales, Herculaneum
    Andy Stewart; Chris Hallett (behind Andy); David Loer; Aaron Brown; Josh Thomas, a doctoral student in ancient art from Oxford; and Sarah Smith at the Collegium of the Augustales, Herculaneum
  • Chris Hallett, Kevin Edholm Moch, David Loer, and Miriam Said at the Forum Baths, Pompeii
    Chris Hallett, Kevin Edholm Moch, David Loer, and Miriam Said at the Forum Baths, Pompeii
  • Aaron Brown and Kelsey Turbeville at the Large Theater, Pompeii
    Aaron Brown and Kelsey Turbeville at the Large Theater, Pompeii
  • Travel seminar at the National Archaeological Museum, Naples (standing: Aaron Brown, Kelsey Turbeville, David Loer, Eric Driscoll; seated: Kevin Edholm Moch, Miriam Said, Sarah Smith, Chris Hallett, Andy Stewart, Lisa Pieraccini).
    Travel seminar at the National Archaeological Museum, Naples (standing: Aaron Brown, Kelsey Turbeville, David Loer, Eric Driscoll; seated: Kevin Edholm Moch, Miriam Said, Sarah Smith, Chris Hallett, Andy Stewart, Lisa Pieraccini).

This years trip to Italy gave students the opportunity to explore the remains of the luxrious past of the Roman elite.

The seminar's theme reflected the interests of the ancient Roman "one percent": the acquisition and display of expensive luxury goods, extravagant villa culture, and an abiding love of Hellenistic art and literature. Some of the sites that were visited included the House of Faun, Herculaneum, the Villa of the Papyri, and the Cave at Sperlonga.