Greek and Roman Art on the Bay of Naples
Instructors: Andrew Stewart, Christopher Hallett
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.