Greek Studies on Site offers intensive seminars on Greek literature, philosophy and culture, including visits to all the major archaeological sites and museums in Athens and beyond. All instructors hold Ph.D.s in Classics or Philosophy.

Greek History: A Survey
June 8-24, 2020

This seminar surveys Greek history from the Persian Wars, through the prolonged crisis of the Peloponnesian War, all the way to the rise of Macedon and the transition to the Hellenistic era.

We will read Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon, visit battle sites such as Marathon, Thermopylae, and Plataea, and eventually move to Northern Greece. In Macedon, we will read essays on Alexander the Great, and visit major Macedonian sites.

Ancient Greek Mythology
June 28-July 19, 2020

Read some of the most important mythological narratives while immersed in their material and social context.

This class surveys the central stories, gods, and heroes of Greek myth. We will study a variety of ancient literary and mythographical sources and interpret them in their cultural context. Many of the readings relate directly to the sites that we will visit.

Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context
June 28-Julyr 19, 2020

Walk in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics!

This course introduces students to the foundational texts of Western philosophy and to the socio-political contexts in which they were written. Through visits to archeological sites and museums, students will have the rare opportunity to take a contextual approach to the study of philosophy.


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