Instructor: Joseph Alchermes, PhD
Classes: Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
November 7, 14, 21, December 5 & 12
Working mainly with ancient Roman sculpture and wall paintings, this course will analyze how the Romans represented themselves, whether directly in portraiture or implicitly in carved or painted narratives, myth scenes and landscapes. As we investigate the factors that shaped these modes of self-presentation, we will consider the effects of the images, first on their initial audiences and then on later viewers.
Cost: $125.00 for members │ $150.00 for non-members
- The walk-in price for individual classes is $35 members / $40 non-members.
- No seat substitutes if you are unable to attend class.
Joseph Alchermes’ main research interests range from the Roman and Early Christian world to the art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire with links to western Europe. He teaches a comparably broad array of courses, from the survey of ancient and medieval art to specialized investigations of Roman, eastern and western medieval, and Islamic art and architecture. Alchermes has published articles and book chapters on diverse topics such as art and architecture in the age of the Emperor Justinian, the urban scheme of medieval Constantinople, architectural reuse in Late Roman cities, settlements and land use in medieval Greece, and an essay and numerous entries in “The Glory of Byzantium,” the catalogue of a major exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Current projects include a book on ancient Naples and archaeological field work at several sites in southwestern mainland Greece.