This is a graded discussion: 25 points possible


Week 2: Greek and Roman Architectural Influences

Question one


This week you will read and learn about architectural influences from Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. What are some of the main features of these architectural styles? Use examples from the text or the digital fieldtrip archives to help support your answer. Please remember to provide images and citations to help illustrate your points.

Digital Fieldtrip: Greek Architecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As part of your study this week, please visit the “Architecture in Ancient Greece (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” digital archive at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. This archive includes:

  • An introduction to major forms of ancient Greek architecture
  • A detailed chronology of architectural movements and production
  • A gallery of images and cultural artifacts
  • A collection of primary source documents that discuss the significance of architecture during the time of production
  • A collection of critical essays on architecture in ancient Greece

As you visit the archive on this digital field trip, be sure to take notes to help support you assignments for the week. Your engagement with this archive will help you complete:

  • Discussions for Week 2
  • Field trip reflection assignment

Question Two

This is a graded discussion: 25 points possible

Week 2: Greek and Roman Advancements

As you begin to explore the digital archives for this week, consider the definitions of primary and secondary sources. How are these source types different? How are they both important to our study of culture and humanities?

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