Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004583

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
passed successfully course ACL 102: Introduction to Roman Archaeology.
Learning Outcomes
- comprehension of Roman architecture - knowledge of the various architectural forms and comprehension of their development through time
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course gives an overview of roman buildings with the aim to comprehend their function und significance both in the public and private space. Teaching units based on the building types focuses on the evolution of the architectural form as well as on the geographical distribution in the imperium romanum. This course examines also basic elements of roman city planning and discusses building techniques and materials. Week#1 Introduction- Roman Town Planning and building materials: definition of the architecture, significance of roman architecture, planning of roman towns – examples from all provinces of the Empire. Week #2 Roman temples Ι: architecture of the roman temples in Rome, the temple of Etruscan-italian type, influences of Greek architecture, the roman temple of the imperial period in Rome, the significance of the roman temple. Week #3 Roman temples ΙΙ: architecture of the roman temples in Italy and the provinces of the roman Empire. Week #4 Buildings with political and administrative activity: Curia, Comitium, Basilicae in Rome - examples from other roman towns. Week #5 Buildings for sports and spectacles: Circuses, theatres, odea, amphitheatres -examples from Rome and the provinces of the Empire. Week#6 Roman Baths: the development of roman baths – examples from Rome and provinces of the Empire. Week #7 Libraries - watering systems: buildings used as libraries, aqueducts, cisterns, nyphaea, reservoirs, conduits and latrinae. Week#8 Roman houses: types of Roman houses – examples. Week #9 Palaces: House of Augustus, House of Livia, Domus Transitoria, Domus Aurea, Flavian Palace on Palatine, emperor’s villas and palaces outside Rome. Week #10 Honorary monuments: arches and columns – examples from Rome and the provinces of the Empire. Week #11 Funerary monuments: architectural types, private and imperial funerary monuments. Week #12 Everyday life buildings: shops, markets, galleries. Week #13 Revision – Instructions for the exams.
Roman architecture, Roman City planning
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power point presentation. Uploaded on blackboard.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written exams 100%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. H. von Hesberg, Ρωμαϊκή αρχιτεκτονική (μετάφρ. Χ. Παπαγεωργίου, επιμ. Θ. Στεφανίδου-Τιβερίου, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009). Κωδ. βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 17509. 2. Β. Ευαγγελίδης, Η Αγορά των πόλεων της Ελλάδας από τη ρωμαϊκή κατάκτηση ως τον 3ο αιώνα π.Χ. (University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010). Κωδ. βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 25002.
Additional bibliography for study
- I. M. Barton, Roman Public Buildings (Exeter 1989) - F. Sear, Roman Architecture (London 1982) - P. Gros, L’ architecture romain 1: du debut du IIIe siecle av. J.C. a la fin du Haut-Empire (Paris 1996). - P. Gros, L’ architecrure romaine 2: Maisons, pallais, villas et tombeaux (Paris 2001) - P. Schollmeyer, Römische Tempel (Mainz 2008) - Α. Νünnerich-Asmus, Basilika und Porticus (Köln 1994) - Α. Ηönle – A. Henze, Römische Amphitheater und Stadien - N. H. Ramage – A. Ramage, Ρωμαϊκή τέχνη (Θεσσαλονίκη 2000)
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