(I) Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ARC 1701 Architectural History for Non-Majors Summer Term  (I) Early Christian Architecture and Byzantine Architecture (01) Early Christian Architecture - Modified houses for worship: house church at Dura Europa, Syria - Catacombs: burial ritual and ceremonies (not churches) - (02) Rome & Christianity: Constantine victory at Mulvian Bridge (312 CE ) - Edict of Milan = religious tolerance (313 CE ) - Constantine moves capitol to Constantinople (324 CE ) - Christianity becomes official religion (326 CE ) & Paganism banned (391 CE ) - Official split of Eastern (Byzantine) and Western (Roman) empires (395 CE ) - Western capitol moved from indefensible Rome to Ravenna (402 CE ) - Rome sacked in 410, 455 and finally in 476 CE (03) Early Christian Architecture in Rome and Abroad = new building forms - Roman basilica model for early church not pagan temple form - St. Peters Basilica (330
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