Course Description

Introduction to Roman Art and Architecture

Trinity College Dublin

This lecture-only module is an introductory survey of the development and major artistic and technical achievements of Roman architecture, sculpture and painting. The course, led by Dr Giorgos Papantoniou, places art and architecture in its social, political and cultural context. It explores themes such as the representation of the human form, the use of narrative and mythology in art, and urbanisation, and it looks at the works of individual artists. It traces the development of architectural forms, such as temples, theatres and Roman baths with attention to many of the iconic buildings and sites of the ancient world, including the Parthenon, Delphi and Olympia, the Colosseum, the Pantheon and Pompeii.

Giorgos has worked as an Mediterranean archaeologist and material culture historian at the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, and as a researcher and visiting lecturer at the University of Cyprus, the University of Bonn, the University of Sassari and the Open University of Cyprus, as well as Trinity. His research agenda is based on interdisciplinary and diachronic approaches bringing together landscape, archaeological, textual, iconographic and anthropological evidence.

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015 and you will receive a call back to confirm your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

College Name Trinity College Dublin
Course Category Classics, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Seminar
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Fee 170. There is also a concession rate of €90 available to retirees, over 65s, and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.
Course Duration This lecture-only module comprises of two classes per week over one term, commencing in January 2024. Classes will be taught in a classroom on the Trinity campus.
Awarding Body Trinity College Dublin
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