January 22 Introduction to the syllabus, wiki site, class goals, etc.
January 24 General orientation to the concept of the Seven Wonders
January 27 Lists
January 29 Wonders
January 31 Wonder-lists, ancient and modern
February 3 Introduction to pyramids and the Giza plateau
February 5 Guest Lecture: Prof. Laurel Bestock: Death and kingship in ancient Egypt
February 7 Herodotus, Greeks, Egyptians, and imagining “the other” SWE #1 due.
February 10 Babylon: the city and its wondrous walls:
February 12 Guest Lecture: Müge Durusu-Tanriöver: Gardens and paradises in the ancient world.
February 14 Quiz #1. Not Babylon?
February 17 Brown Long Weekend February 15-18 — no class
February 19 The panhellenic sanctuary at Olympia and its games
February 21 Pheidias, chryselephantine statuary, and the statue of Zeus
February 24 Lydians, Persians, Greeks, Carians [Lecture by T.A.]
February 26 Guest Lecture: Prof. Felipe Rojas: Wonder, the monuments of Anatolia, and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassos
February 28 Reconstructions, copies, and dynastic portraiture SWE #2 due.
March 3 Ephesus: the city, the goddess, and her cults and processions
March 5 The architecture of the Artemision and competitive temple-building
March 7 Quiz #2. Video extracts: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
March 10 Colossus: the history of an idea
March 12 Guest Lecture: Prof. Felipe Rojas: Technologies of colossus-building
March 14 From Colossus to Colosseum
March 17 The founding of Alexandria and the construction of the Pharos
March 19 Alexandrine Culture (Lecture by TA)
March 21 Video: Treasures of the Sunken City (NOVA [PBS], 1997) SWE #3 due.
March 31 The Seven Wonders and the Alexander the Great connection
April 2 Visualizing lost wonders in Medieval and Renaissance times
April 4 Artistic imaginings. Quiz #3
April 7 Other ancient wonders (student presentations) - I
April 9 Other ancient wonders (student presentations) - II
April 11 Other ancient wonders (student presentations) - III
April 14 Modern Wonders-lists; the 2006-7 global vote Term paper abstract due.
April 16 No class; work on term papers
April 18 No class; work on term papers
April 21 Reports/discussion of progress with term papers
April 23 Review of class for Final Exam (with TA)
April 25 – May 6 Reading Period
May 7 TERM PAPER DUE
May 7—16 Final Exam Period
May 13 FINAL EXAM (2:00-4:00 pm)