Roman Architecture: A Free Online Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Diana E.E. Kleinerthis course offers “an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with emphasis on town planning and individual monuments and their decoration, including mural painting”.

The course description continues: “While architectural developments in Rome, Pompeii and central Italy are highlighted, the course also provides a survey of sites and structures in what is now northern Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia. , Jordan, Lebanon, Libya and North Africa. The lectures are illustrated with more than 1,500 images, many of which come from the personal collection of Professor Kleiner.

You can watch all 24 lectures above, or find the full set of lectures at Youtube and itunes. For more information about the course, including the syllabus, please visit the Yale website.

Texts used in this course include:

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