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The Arch of Titus: Rome and the Menorah explores one of the most significant Roman monuments to survive from antiquity, from the perspectives of Roman, Jewish and later Christian history and art. The Arch of Titus commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem by the emperor Titus in 70 CE, an event of pivotal importance for the history of the Roman Empire, of Judaism, of Christianity and of modern nationalism. Together with your guide, Professor Steven Fine, you will examine ancient texts and artifacts, gaining skills as a historian as you explore the continuing significance of the Arch of Titus from antiquity to the very present. Course members will accompany Professor Fine on virtual "fieldtrips" to museums and historical sites in Los Angeles and New York where you will "meet" curators, scholars and artists. You will attend an academic colloquium and even "participate" in office hours. Students will participate in the latest advancement in the study of the Arch - the restoration of its original colors. You will learn how color was used in Roman antiquity and apply that knowledge to complete your own 'color restoration' of the Arch of Titus menorah relief....
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Why the Arch of Titus Matters

This module introduces the Arch of Titus and the larger themes of the course. Students will begin to view the Arch from the perspectives of Roman and Jewish history, of the victors and the vanquished, and the continuing history of this artifact. They will be sensitized to the presence of imagery related to the Arch in the larger culture, and be able to identity some of that imagery....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 27 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Why Does the Arch Matter?2 min
Historical Context: The Jewish War and the Arch of Titus2 min
The Arch: Romans and Jews3 min
Colloquium: The Arch as a War Memorial, University of Southern California, 20155 min
Objects Depicted on the Arch4 min
Visiting The Roman Empire3 min
The Arch: What Romans and Jews Saw1 min
Reading1 lectures
Assignment 1: Field Research “The Arch of Titus is everywhere, if you know where to look!”10 min
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The Arch of Titus as a Work of Art

This module explores the Arch of Titus as an artifact. Students will learn to look closely at this and other historical monuments in order to draw out the meanings of its iconography. They will see the Arch and especially its carved relief panels through selected refracting lenses....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 33 min), 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
The Arch: Location and Light6 min
The Scenes on the Arch4 min
From Triumphal Parade to Modern Restoration1 min
Other Roman Art: Exploring the Getty, Part 26 min
An Artist's View: Ruth Weisberg4 min
Office Hours: What is a Menorah?3 min
Office Hours, Students Ask Questions: How to Interpret an Artifact4 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Some Basic Facts About The Arch of Titus16 min
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2 heures pour terminer

The Arch of Titus in History

Roman and Talmudic sources on Titus's triumphal parade in 71 CE will be the focus of this module. Students will read these ancient texts critically and assess the historical value for understanding the Arch and its later reception....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 22 min), 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
The Roman Triumphal Parade5 min
Talmudic Rabbis of 3rd and 4th Centuries4 min
Office Hours: The Arch in Roman Society5 min
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The Arch of Titus from Antiquity to the Modern Era

Students will explore Jewish and Christian perspectives of the Arch and be able to explain how these perceptions affected their experience and interpretation of this artifact. Conversations with scholars and museum "visits" demonstrate a broad range of contemporary perspectives on the Arch and the continued significance of its iconography....
Reading
13 vidéos (Total 61 min), 1 quiz
Video13 vidéos
The Temple Vessels and the Fall of Rome: Procopius4 min
The Arch and Medieval Christianity9 min
The Arch and Medieval Christianity: A Conversation with Prof. William Stenhouse2 min
The First Book about the Arch, 17165 min
Bernard and Picart's Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World (1723-1743)4 min
Through the Eyes of Contemporary Scholars: Professor Fine with Professor Stenhouse3 min
Triumphal Arches From 1500s-1800s3 min
Jews and the The Arch min
Office Hours, Students ask Questions: Legends of the Menorah8 min
The Arch at the Jewish Museum5 min
The Arch and the Menorah at the Metropolitan Museum of Art5 min
Jewish Artifacts3 min
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par RSAug 23rd 2016

I rate this course as excellent. It was fascinating and I enjoyed the detailed study. I also enjoyed the beautiful filming of the various locations and especially the Arch of Titus itself

par MBMar 29th 2016

Interesting and inciteful. Dr. Fine is an excellent instructor! Thank you, sir. I hope you will present more classes from Yeshiva University!

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Steven Fine

Professor
Jewish History

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