Topography of Ancient Italy (i) (2005/2006)

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Name of lecturer
Patrizia Basso
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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1st semester dal Oct 3, 2005 al Dec 22, 2005.

Lesson timetable

1st semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3 from Oct 3, 2005  to Nov 9, 2005
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3 from Oct 3, 2005  to Nov 9, 2005

Learning outcomes

Acquaintance of the sources, the instruments and the methodology necessary to rebuild the Ancient environment, with particular reference to Roman Age and issues like road condition, urbane and agriculture organization, the relationship man-environment (steps of the soil occupation put into effect by men and influence of the geographical factor on the development of settling).


Contents of the course: Meaning and value of historical topography; instruments and methods in order to reconstruct ancient environment with examples from field research; Roman streets: sources, paths and infrastructure; century and agriculture population: from gromatici to the ground reading; urbane structures: topographic organization and monumental system.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral discussion.
Information concerning the course and the exam are available for non-attending students under request during the professor’s reception.