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"Call for Artists: Rediscover the Fascinating City of Pompeii"
2004-04-07 until 2004-05-05
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Pompeii's life was extinguished in a day. A vibrant resort town near the Bay of Naples, it was entombed in ashes by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Today, almost two thousand years later, this city's superbly preserved art, villas, workshops, and monuments are explored in the new AllLearn course Pompeii!
Yale professor and art historian Diana E. E. Kleiner, author of the acclaimed AllLearn course eClavdia, examines Pompeii's well-preserved frescoes and delicate mosaics, its statues and friezes, its luxurious villas and artisan quarters. Drawing on a combination of visual imagery and historical texts, Pompeii! is an absorbing study of this Roman town, which dates back to the third century B.C.
AllLearn is the leading nonprofit provider of top-quality, noncredit distance learning. Programs are developed by faculty from Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities. The flexible course format-online lectures, discussion boards, and live chat sessions-ensures wide participation, an intellectually stimulating environment, and thoughtful discussion
For contact information for Professor Kleiner, please call Karin Heck at 646.825.5221.
For course details or to register for Pompeii!, visit http://www.alllearn.org/course.jsp?C=286
For more information about AllLearn, please visit www.AllLearn.org.