J-term Adventure

Sunoikisis’ inaugural 2012 J-term program featured awesome Bronze Age sites on Crete and the Peloponnese, along with some of Greece’s wettest and coldest weather. Fearless leaders Kenny Morrell (Rhodes College) and Gregory Nagy (Harvard University) provided historical context and linguistic insights along the way. Thanks to guest lecturer Eleni Paleologou, the group received special access to Mycenae, and with the help of guest lecturer Eleni Drakaki, the students analyzed objects in the National Archaeological Museum to understand Bronze Age trade. The seven students on the trip had a great time and returned home with a greater appreciation for and knowledge of the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures.

I’m a program coordinator at the Center for Hellenic Studies and I also participated in the trip. During the next few days, I will post some highlights in the format of a photo journal to the Sunoikisis website. Here is an outline of the posts:

Part 1: Oh, the Wind and Rain (Chania to Heraklion)

Part 2: Chasing Rainbows (Zaros to Heraklion)

Part 3: Mycenae Means Gold (Nafplion)

Part 4: Beyond the Argolid (Pylos to Nafplion)

Part 5: Athens, τὸ κλεινὸν ἄστυ