Classical influence has shaped our daily lives and continues to do so even to this day.
Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology and Their Influence: An Introduction offers a brief survey of ancient Greece (focusing on Athens) and ancient Italy (focusing on Rome) and then shows the influence of these classical cultures on later Western civilization, including America in the 1930s but also including France, Germany, and Italy in the 1930s as well. It is designed specifically for students in the university class and is also meant to be accessible to a general public who might be interested to learn a bit more about Greeks, Romans, and their influence on later Western culture.
Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology and Their Influence: An Introduction covers:
- the influence of the classical period on art, cinema, and the historical novel.
- various pioneers of classical influence in these genres.
- individuals as diverse as the Roman emperor Hadrian, Andrea Palladio, Sir Arthur Evans, Cecil B. De Mille, Jean Cocteau, Benito Mussolini, and Lew Wallace among many others.
CHAPTER 1 The Minoans, the Therans, and the Mycenaeans
CHAPTER 2 The Beginning of Athenian Democracy
CHAPTER 3 Athens in the Classical Period
CHAPTER 4 The Greek Development of Idealized and Realistic Art
CHAPTER 5 Greek Pottery
CHAPTER 6 The Greek Temple
CHAPTER 7 The Development of the Greek Theater
CHAPTER 8 Introducing the Romans—Romulus and Remus
CHAPTER 9 The Roman Military
CHAPTER 10 A Case Study of the Later Roman Republic—Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great
CHAPTER 11 The Age of Augustus
CHAPTER 12 The Flavians and Pompeii
CHAPTER 13 The Roman Empire at Its Peak: 96–180 AD
CHAPTER 14 The Legacy of Greece and Rome
CHAPTER 15 Classics and the Historical Novel—The Importance of Lew Wallace
CHAPTER 16 Symbolists and Surrealists
CHAPTER 17 Fascists and Nazis
CHAPTER 18 Legacy of the Classical Ideal