Good knowledge of the history of Greek and Roman Art. The class is mainly devoted to PhD students.
The course focuses on ancient theatre, as an architectural invention and for its visual/iconographic perspective; it covers a variety of cases, spanning from Greece, to Magna Graecia and Sicily, to Rome, from the first monumental evidence to the places for spectacles in Rome and in Roman provinces.
Advanced seminars will be held by Prof.ssa Caterina Maderna (Heidelberg).
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