Where do people go to communicate with the divine? Explore with us where and how people of the many different cultures of the Greco-Roman world communicated with their gods. Why are graves and groves considered sacred space? When is a painting or sculpture considered sacred? Whom do the gods allow to enter a sacred building? Can a song be a prayer or a curse? How can dance sway the gods? Why do gods love processions and the smell of burning animals? The journey through sacred space in Greco-Roman antiquity will engage your senses and your intellect, and will reveal a mindset both ancient and new.
This course fulfills the Arts (GA) requirement for Temple students under GenEd. Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have successfully completed Art History 0803, Greek and Roman Classics 0903, or Religion 0803.
In Rome, this course is cross-listed with Art History 0803 and Religion 0803.