J-term Schedule, 2014

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Schedule of Activities, Assignments, and Examinations

Week 1 (1/6-11)
Monday January 6 Reading Biers, “Archaeology in Greece”; Manning, “Chronology and Terminology”
Afternoon Meet at Athens International Airoport Eleftherios Venizelos for transfer to hotel Overnight in Athens
Evening Orientation at the hotel followed by dinner
Tuesday January 7 Reading Biers, “The Minoans”
Morning Travel from Athens to Heraklion, Crete Overnight in Heraklion
Afternoon Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
Guide: Dimopoulou-Rethemiotaki [
ebook]
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Wednesday January 8 Reading Wilson, “Early Prepalatial Crete”
Morning Malia Guide: Davaras Overnight in Heraklion
Afternoon Sightseeing in Agios Nikolaos
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Thursday January 9 Reading Manning, “Protopalatial Crete: Formation of the Palaces”
Morning Gournia Guide: Davaras Vasiliki Guide: TBA Overnight in Agios Nikolaos
Afternoon Zakros Guide: Davaras
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Friday January 10 Reading Younger and Rehak, “The Material Culture of Neopalatial Crete”; Cartledge, “Cnossos”
Morning Knossos Guide: Cameron 99-120 (“Knossos”) Overnight in Heraklion
Afternoon Fourni & Acharnes Guide: Cameron 124-128 (“Phourni”)
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview (in Agios Nikolaos)
Saturday January 11 Reading Younger and Rehak, “Minoan Culture: Religion, Burial Customs, and Administration”
Morning Phaistos Guide: Hadzi-Vallianou Overnight in Heraklion
Afternoon Ayia Triada Guide: Cameron 154-159 (“Ayía Triáda”)
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview (in Heraklion)
Week 2 (1/12-1/18)
Sunday January 12 Reading Preston, “Late Minoan II to IIIB Crete”
Morning Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
Guide: Dimopoulou-Rethemiotaki [
ebook]
Overnight in Heraklion
Afternoon Archaeological Museum in Chania
Evening Dinner
Monday January 13 Reading Preston, “Late Minoan II to IIIB Crete”
Morning Travel by air to Athens and from there to Nafplion by bus Overnight in Nafplion
Afternoon Open
Evening Dinner, discussion, and review
Tuesday January 14 Reading Review for examination
Morning First examination: Minoans Overnight in Nafplion
Afternoon Lerna Guide: Caskey & Blackburn
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Wednesday January 15 Reading Carledge, “Argos”; Pullen, “The Early Bronze Age in Greece”; Maran, “Tiryns”
Morning Archaeological Museum of Argos Guide: Barber 211-221 (“26. Corinth to Mycenae [Mikínes], Argos, and Návplio”) Overnight in Nafplion
Afternoon Tiryns Guide: Barber 232-243 (“28: Návplio, Tiryns (Tírintha) and the Argive Heraíon (Iraío)”)
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Thursday January 16 Reading Biers, “The Mycenaeans”; Cartledge, “Mycenae”; Pausanias 2.15.4-17.7, 2.25.1-7 [You should have read in advance Aeschylus, Agamemnon and Libation Bearers and worked through Nagy, “Hour 16. Heroic Aberration in the Agamemnon of Aeschylus.”]
Morning Midea Guide: Demakopoulou & Divari-ValakouMycenae Guide: Barber 221-232 (“27: Myceane [Mikínes]”); French Overnight in Nafplion
Afternoon Mycenae Archaeological Museum
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Friday January 17 Reading Cartledge, “Sparta”; Pausanias 3.11.1-3.20.8
Morning Travel to Sparta: Menelaion Guide: Barber 257-268 (“31: Trípolis to Sparta, Mistrá”) Overnight in Nafplion
Afternoon Harvesting olives
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Saturday January 18 Reading Wright, “Early Mycenaean Greece”; Crowley, “Mycenaean Art and Architecture”
Morning Dendra and Archaeological Museum of Nafplion Overnight in Nafplion
Afternoon Travel to Athens
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview (in Athens)
Week 3 (1/19-25)
Sunday January 19 Reading Herodotus 6.48-140 (First Persian War); Pausanias 1.32.3-6 (Marathon); Laffineur, “Thorikos”
Morning Marathon Guide: Barber 160-167 (“21: From Athens to Marathon. Rhamnous”) see also Steinhauer [ebook] Overnight in Nafplion
Afternoon Thorikos Site Guide: Barber 144-153 (“17B Via the Mesogeia”)
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview (in Athens)
Monday January 20 Reading Shelmerdine and Bennet, “Mycenaean States: Economy and Administration”
Morning Open Overnight in Athens
Afternoon Open
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Tuesday January 21 Reading Cartledge, “Thebes”; Dakour-Hild, “Boeotia” and “Thebes”
Morning Thebes Guide: Barber 346-352 (“41: Athens to Thebes [Thíva]. Central Boeotia [Viotía]”); see also Aravantinos [ebook] Overnight in Athens
Afternoon Orchomenos & Gla Guide: Barber 346-352 (“41: Athens to Thebes [Thíva]. Central Boeotia [Viotía]”)
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Wednesday January 22 Reading Pausanias 1.1.1-1.30.4 (Athens); [You should have read in advance Aeschylus, Eumenides and worked through Nagy, “Hour 17. Looking Beyond the Cult Hero in the Libation Bearers and Eumenides of Aeschylus.”] Cartledge 89-112 (“Athens”; Nagy, “Hour 16. Heroic Aberration in the Agamemnon of Aeschylus”
Morning Agora and Agora Museum Guide: Camp Acropolis and Theatre of Dionysus Guide: Kavvadias and Giannikapani, South Slope of the Acropolis: Brief history and tour Overnight in Athens
Afternoon Acropolis MuseumMuseum Guide: Eleftheratou, see also Trianti [ebook]
Evening Dinner
Thursday January 23 Reading [You should have worked through Nagy, “Hour 7: The Sign of the Hero in Visual and Verbal Art”  and “Hour 8. The Psychology of the Hero’s Sign in the Homeric Iliad.”]
Morning National Archaeological Museum Guide: Zafeiropoulou, see also Kaltsas [ebook] Overnight in Athens
Afternoon National Archaeological Museum  Guide: Zafeiropoulou; see also Kaltsas [ebook]
Evening Dinner, discussion, and preview
Friday January 24 Reading Review for the examination
Morning Second examination: Mycenaeans; the group projects are due. Overnight in Athens
Afternoon [Optional visit to Kerameikos, Museum of Cycladic Art, or Benaki Museum]
Evening Open
Saturday January 25 Reading No reading assignments
Morning Open Overnight in Athens
Afternoon Open
Evening Final dinner
SundayJanuary 26 Departures