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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Towards the West

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4 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
1.1 On the routes of Phoenicians5m
1.2 Crossing the Middle Sea13m
1.3 Concept of the city15m
1 reading
Suggested readings10m
1 practice exercise
Into the West20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Concept of the city

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3 videos (Total 34 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
2.2 The Palace the heart of the city11m
2.3 A society in a network15m
1 reading
Suggested readings10m
1 practice exercise
The idea of the city20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Discovering Motya

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3 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
3.2 Prehistoric Motya from Levantines to Myceneans6m
3.3 Phoenicians’ arrival6m
1 reading
Suggested readings10m
1 practice exercise
Discovering Motya20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Life and Ideology

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3 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
4.2 The sacred waters and the inferior world8m
4.3 The Temple of the Kothon16m
1 reading
Suggested readings10m
1 practice exercise
Ideology and Life20m
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Top reviews from At the Origins of the Mediterranean Civilization: Archaeology of the City from the Levant to the West - 3rd-1st millennium BC

By DAAug 10th 2017

wonderful explanation along with good slides and maps and incredible readings\n\nbut the main organization was my favorite part because I learned so much about ancient cities as well as Motya

By DNov 2nd 2018

este curso es muy bueno te ayuda a aprender mas acerca de nuestro hermoso pasado su cultura, arquitectura , su sociedad entre otras cosas\n\nmuchas gracias\n\nsaludos desde VENEZUELA

Instructor

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Lorenzo Nigro

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Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

About Sapienza University of Rome

Sapienza University of Rome, founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, is the oldest University in Rome and the largest in Europe. Since its founding over 700 years ago, Sapienza has played an important role in Italian history and has been directly involved in key changes and developments in society, economics and politics. It has contributed to the development of Italian and European science and culture in all areas of knowledge. The main campus, designed by Marcello Piacentini, was opened in 1935. It is situated close to the city centre, and is the largest in Europe - a real city within a city where teaching activities are integrated with libraries and museums as well as comprehensive student services. Faculties and Departments also carry out their activities in decentralized locations in different parts of the city. There are two other university campuses elsewhere in Lazio. Sapienza offers a vast array of courses including degree programmes, PhD courses, one to two year professional courses, and Specialization Schools in many disciplines, run by 63 Departments and 11 Faculties. ...

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