Credits: 4 A lecture survey of the art and architecture of classical Greece and Rome from ca. 1100 BCE to ca. 300 CE. Emphasis is placed on appearance and content of the arts as they express social, political, and religious values. The artistic productions of these ancient cultures are examined together with the cultural cross-currents from Mediterranean societies such as Assyria, Persia, and late dynastic Egypt that contributed to their development. Artistic themes are considered in relationship to primary historical and literary sources.