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Arch of Titus: Rome and the Menorah

Yeshiva University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject History
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 6 weeks long
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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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Ronald H
5.0 a year ago
by Ronald completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This topic was fascinating. I thought it was only the history behind the arch, but soon realized it was much more. Studying history in black and white makes history plain. That's not how our ancestors saw their world. When color was added to the arch, it came alive. I had never viewed historical artifacts in that way before.
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Christine B
5.0 a year ago
Christine completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Professor Fine was a great teacher with passion for the subject. This course opened up my mind to other perceptions of the Arch of Titus. If you love history, Judaism, Christianity and theology you will be well served with this course.
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Anonymous
4.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The Professor has an easy, even really laid back style of presentation.

The video lectures quality are first class. I'm enjoying the ride.

I would recommend it.
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