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Special Topic: Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity - 20 credits (HST204)

As everyone instinctively knows, houses reveal a great deal about their occupants, so the remains of houses are one of the richest sources of evidence we have for Greek and Roman society. In this module, students learn how to analyse and interpret ancient domestic architecture, by using a range of advanced spatial theories and approaches to the built environment, such as access analysis, behavioural and non-verbal communication theories, spatial mapping of artefacts, and the study of decoration. The module consists of an individual case study of Greek or Roman housing from a period and place of the student's choice, researched under the supervision of the tutor; the methods to be studied could also be applied to non-domestic buildings and settlement plans.