Maymester Syllabus, 2012

May 21-June 12, 2012


This course offers an intensive study of the material culture of ancient Greece beginning with the Neolithic and Bronze Age societies that occupied Crete and the Peloponnese and concluding with the state of the major city-states of Attica and the Peloponnese in the 4th century BCE. Visits to archaeological sites and museums, interactions with scholars and curators, readings, and research projects will focus on developing a thorough familiarity with the evolution of art and architecture within specific cultural contexts. This engagement will also include aspects of contemporary Greece, the traditions that animate the modern society, the relationship Modern Greeks have with their cultural legacy. Students need no previous experience with the country’s native language to apply although the students will be expected to master some basic language proficiency during the course.

More specifically, at the end of this course students should

  1. be able to identify the locations of major archaeological sites and connect those sites to specific cultural artifacts, societies, and events and people of historical significance, demonstrating a firm grasp of the chronology of ancient Greece as reflected in the archaeological record
  2. be familiar with the structures and architectural elements associated with the Bronze Age cultures of the Minoans and Mycenaeans and the Greek city-states that emerge in the Archaic Period
  3. be able to identify, analyze, and interpret artifacts representative of the cultures that inhabited the sites they visit in the context of this travel-study experience and discuss those artifacts with reference to the historical contexts from which they emerged
  4. be able to use the knowledge and background as outlined above to discuss sites, structures, and artifacts they have not seen before with reference to appropriate comparanda and demonstrate an ability to synthesize their experience with the material culture into a broader understanding of ancient Greek societies

Course Requirements

Grading for this course will be based on the following components

Preparation and Engagment

To make your visits to archaeological sites and museums as productive as possible, you will need to prepare in advance by working through the assigned readings, participating in the preview and review sessions in the evenings, and mastering the compendium of basic and vital information.

Readings. The readings fall into three categories: primary sources (i.e., texts authored by ancient writers), secondary literature (i.e., works by modern scholars), and guides. For most days, you will be responsible for having read in advance a selection from the primary sources and one or more of the readings from the secondary literature. Readings from ancient authors and on the history of the Greek cities on our itinerary will provide cultural background that will support your interpretation of the material remains. The readings on art and archaeology will give you a technical understanding of the field and help you to view and discuss the objects with greater insight.

Assignments for each day will appear in green next to the “Readings” label. So, to cite one example, for the first day of the program and our orientation meeting in Santorini, you should have read the selections from the Iliad and the two chapters from William Biers’ The Archaeology of Greece. The amount of reading will vary from day to day, so you should look ahead and plan accordingly. As you will see, for our trip to the Mycenaean sites on Tuesday, May 29, you should have read the chapter from Biers on the Mycenaeans, Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, which we will discuss on site, Paul Cartledge’s chapter on Mycenae, and Pausanias’ description of his visit to the site sometime in the 2nd century CE. You will have a free day on Monday, which should help with the length of that assignment, but looking, planning, and reading ahead will make the experience more productive and rewarding.

We have made every effort to have the readings build and complement each other, so the visits to sites and museums and the discussions will become more informed and nuanced as the trip unfolds. We strongly urge you to do as much reading in advance of the trip as possible. The selections from Biers and Cartledge as well as the literary selections, e.g., the Oresteia, lend themselves well to study in advance.

Guides. For each site or museum, we have assigned a selection from one or more guides that will help you study and understand the organization and nature of the architectural remains or items in the collection. The guides generally contain a siteplan, so you should plan on taking them with you as you visit the sites and museums.

Preview and Review Sessions. These meetings will take place in the evening and serve two purposes. First, they will serve as briefings on the activities and objectives for the following day. They will often include videos of the sites and collections that will help organize and focus our work on the sites. In some cases, we will discuss specific structures or artifacts that we will emphasize or study in depth the next day, so you can begin consulting the guides in preparation for you work on-site. As you consult the guides and other secondary literature, you should inform yourself about the history of the site, the materials and architectural styles, dates of construction, and functions of the structures. For objects, you should collect information about the materials, dates, origins, functions, and the significance of the objects. Second, these meetings will enable you to reflect on your experiences and draw connections among the various readings, sites, and artifacts you studied that day and situate your observations in the context of the overall objectives of the program. To prepare for these sessions, you should document your engagement with the readings and your study at the sites by recording your observations, thoughts, and questions in a notebook. Your notebook should also contain notes from the sessions themselves.

The Compendium of Basic and Vital Information. Developing an understanding of the material culture of ancient Greece will require the mastery of some basic information such as the archectural elements associated with Bronze Age sites and the orders that evolved during the Archaic period, terms and concepts used to establish and discuss chronology, the topography and geography of the region, and names and dates of significant people and events. You will also be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and interpreting a core set of sites, structures, and artifacts. We encourage you to use your journals to compile

Taking an active role in all of the activities and discussions and keeping a journal with your notes will constitute twenty-five percent of your final grade.


In the outline of activities, assignments, and examinations below, you will note that for each site or museum we have scheduled a presentation. Each member of the class will be responsibile for one or more of these presentations, which will enrich and complement our work in that particular setting. You will receive your assigned topics in advance in consultation with the directors of the course. You should prepare your presentation as much as possible in advance of the trip, making use of resources available on the Sakai worksite for this course, on your individual campuses, and via the Internet. Here are some guidelines and notes for these presentations:

  • Each presentation should last approximately 15-20 minutes. You should aim for clarity and concision with the goal of providing information that will make the work on the site more productive and interesting.

  • Each presentation should, if possible, include an activity. For example, if your topic concerns flora, you should have the group identify and study some plants. Having your audience feel the texture of an acanthus leaf or smell the fragrance of myrtle leaves or wild lavender would make your presentation more effective and enrich your audience’s experience. The directors will offer some guidance on these activities.

  • Handouts are welcome particularly if the information you are sharing will be of significance at later stages of the program.

  • We will record these presentations, which will become part of the archived resources for the program, so you should be mindful that future cohorts of students may be viewing your presentation to enhance their experience on a similar trip.

  • We will ask you identify 3 to 5 concepts or facts from your presentation for inclusion among the items that all participants will be responsible for learning.

This presentation will account for fifteen percent of your final grade.

Contributing to the “New Pausanias”

During the program, you will read selections from Pausanias’ Guide to Greece, one of the first surviving travelogues and along with the works of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (Vitruvius) and Gaius Plinius Secondus (Pliny the Elder) one of the first art historical documents. Pausanias provides modern readers with an idea of how the sites appeared in the second century CE when he visited them. You will work as a member of team on updating Pausanias for a particular site. These revised travelogues will form part of materials subsequent students and visitors on these programs will use when visiting the sites. They should contain the following elements:

  • directions on how to get to the site which reflect current modes of transportation and routes along with data about distances and traveling time

  • verbal descriptions of significant architectural features (for the sites) or artifacts (for museums) (both ancient and modern) supplemented with digital imagery and appropriate metadata for the images (e.g., location, direction, and time of the image)

  • a commentary on at least one of the structures or works of art consisting of information about, for example, the construction or conservation of the artifact, how it was or is currently being used, its significance over time, or any activities associated with it.

This revised entry will account for fifteen percent of your final grade.


There will be three hourly examinations during the trip as outlined in the schedule below. Each examination will consist of two parts.  The first part will focus on the your familiarity with the readings, mastery of the information in the compendium, and your engagement with the material culture through your experiences on sites and in museums. It will typically present you with a selection concepts, terms, sites, structures, and objects and ask you to identify and discuss a subset of the items. It might also contain a map and ask you to locate the sites you have studied. In the second part you will answer one or more short essay questions that deal with broader issues of culture and society that we will develop through the reading, visits to the sites, and discussions. Each examination will account for fifteen percent of your final grade.


The readings for the course will be available on the Sakai worksite for the program under “Resources.”

Primary Sources
Aeschylus Oresteia: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides.
Alcman 1 (“Partheneion”)
Bacchylides Dithyrambs 17, 18.
Herodotus Histories 1.29-33
Homeric Poetry Odyssey 1-4, 15.1-300, Hymn to Demeter
Pausanias Guide to Greece.

1.1.1-1.18.5, 1.20.2-1.29.1 (Athens)
1.32.3-6 (Marathon)

1.36.3-1.38.7 (Eleusis)
2.1.1-2.5.3 (Corinth)
2.15.4-2.17.7 (Mycenae & Argive Heraion), 2.25.1-7 (Argos to Tiryns)

2.26-27 (Epidauros)
3.11.1-3.20.11 (Lakonia)
4.36 (Pylos)

5.6.7-5.20.10 (Olympia)

Pindar Olympian 1, 2, 13; Nemean 8, Pythian 8
Plato Euthyphro
Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War 4.2-40
Tyrtaeus 8, 9 (6 and 7 in Miller’s edition)
Secondary Readings
Biers, William R. The Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996.

Cartledge, Paul Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Pullen, Daniel “The Early Bronze Age in Greece,” 19-46. In The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age. Edited by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Aravantinos, Vassilios The Archaeological Museum of Thebes. Athens: Olkos, 2010.
Barber, Robin Blue Guide: Greece. 6th edition. London: A & C Black, 2003.

“The Monuments of Ancient Greece,” by Nicolas Coldstream (13-31)
“History of Athens” (89)
“2: The Acropolis” (91-95)

[Note: the information about the Acropolis Museum is no longer accurate, since the new museum opened in June 2009. Please refer to The Acropolis Museum: Short Guide, as noted below.]

“3: The Areópagus, Mouseíon, Pnyx, and Hill of the Nymphs” (95)
“4: From Síntagma Square to the Kerameikós and the Academy” (97-98)

“5: The ‘Theseíon’ and the Agorá” (99-104)
“16: From Athens to Eleusis (Eléfsis)” (130-141)
“21: From Athens to Marathon. Rhamnous” (160-167)

“25: Corinth (Kórinthos) and its environs” (187-211)
“26: Corinth to Mycenae (Mikínes), Argos, and Návplio” (211-221)
“27: Myceane (Mikínes)” (221-232)

“28: Návplio, Tiryns (Tírintha) and the Argive Heraíon (Iraío)” (232-243)
“29: Návplio to Epidauros (Epídhavros) and the Argolic Peninsula” (243-248)
“31: Trípolis to Sparta, Mistrá” (257-268)

“34: Messenia (Messinía)” (283-300)
“37: Olympia” (310-327)
“41: Athens to Thebes (Thíva). Central Boeotia (Viotía)” (346-352)

“46: Delphi (Dhelfí)” (389-403)

We have also included the following selections that may be of interest:

“Byzantine Art and Architecture in Greece,” by Karin M. Skawran (31-40)
“Post-Byzantine Monuments: Frankish, Venetian and Ottoman Greece” by Peter Lock (41-46)

“Greek Vernacular Architecture: An Outline” by Peter Lock (46-49)
“Modern Greek History” by Richard Clogg (49-55)
“Greek Folk Art” by Jane Cocking (56-60)

Blegen, Carl W. et al. A Guide to The Palace of Nestor: Mycenaean Sites in its Environs, and the Chora Museum. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2001.
Cameron, Pat Blue Guide: Crete. 7th edition. London: A & C Black, 2003.

“A history of Crete” (37-55)
“Herákleion” (62-99)

[Note: the Archaeological Museum is still closed for renovations. Selections from the collection are on display in a temporary exhibition space.]

“Knossos” (99-120)
“Phourni” (124-128)
“Phaistós” (147-154)
“Ayía Triáda” (154-159)
“Górtyn” (166-171)

Camp II, John McK. The Athenian Agora: A Short Guide. Athens: American School of Classical Studies Athens, 2003.
Colonia, Rosina The Archaeological Museum of Delphi. Athens: Olkos, 2006.
Dimopoulou-Rethemiotaki, Nota The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. Athens: Olkos, 2005.
Eleftheratou, Stamatia, ed. Acropolis Museum: Short Guide. Athens: Acropolis Museum, 2011.
Hadzi-Vallianou, Despina Phaestos. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeological Receipts Fund, 1989.
Hatzi, Georgia E. The Archeological Museum of Olympia. Athens: Olkos, 2008.
Kalogeraki, Stella Phaestos and Ayia Triada. Rethymno: Mediterraneo Editions, 2004.
Kaltsas, Nikolaos The National Archaeological Museum. Athens: Olkos, 2007.
Kavvadias, George and Giannikapani, Eutychia, eds. South Slope of the Acropolis: Brief history and tour. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2004.
Mee, Christopher and Spawforth, Antony Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

“Perachora” (167-171)
Miller, Stephen G. et al. Nemea: A Guide to the Site and Museum. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeolgocial Receipts Fund, 2004.
Papaggeli, Kalliopi Elefis: The Archaeological Site and the Museum. Athens: Olkos, 2002.
Preka-Alexandri, Kalliope Eleusis. 3rd Edition. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeolgocial Receipts Fund, 2000.
Spathari, Elizabeth Mycenae Archaeological Museum. 2nd Edition. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeolgocial Receipts Fund, 2005.
Steinhauer, George Marathon and the Archaeological Museum. Athens: Olkos, 2009.
Trianti, Ismini The Acropolis Museum. Athens: Olkos, 1998.
Zafeiropoulou, Diana, ed. The National Archaeological Museum. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeological Receipts Fund, 2005.

Online Resources

The Acropolis Museum

Excavations of Ancient Corinth (an ongoing project of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens)

Herakleion Archaeological Museum (part of the Odysseus website sponsored by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism)

The Kerameikos (a project of the German Archaeological Institute) [German]

Virtual tour of Knossos (a project of the British School at Athens)

National Archaeological Museum in Athens

The Nemea Center at the University of Berkeley

Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean (a site developed by Jeremy Rutter and sponsored by Dartmouth College and the Foundation for the Hellenic World)

The Pylos Project, part of the Minnesota Archaeological Researches in the Western Peloponnese (MARWP)

Archäologische Forshungen in Tiryns (a joint project of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the German Archaeological Institute)

Olympia in Odysseus, the website of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Delphi in Odysseus, the website of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Other Recommended Reading

Papadimitriou, Nikolas et al. Museum of Cycladic Art: A brief guide. Athens: Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation Museum of Cycladic Art, 2007.

Kavvadias, George and Giannikapani, Eutychia, eds. North, East and West Slopes of the Arcropolis: Brief history and tour. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2004.

Kavvadias, George and Giannikapani, Eutychia, eds. Hills of Philopappos – Pnyx – Nymphs: Brief history and tour. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2004.

Kavvadias, George and Giannikapani, Eutychia, eds. Roman Agora – Library of Hadrian: Brief history and tour. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2004.

Schedule of Activities, Assignments, and Examinations

Week 1 (5/22-26)
May 22
Afternoon & Evening The bus from the airport to Glyfada will leave at 3:30 pm. The group will meet in the lobby at 7:00 pm for dinner at Biftekats.   Accommodations

in Glyfada: Palmyra Hotel

May 23
Reading Biers 13-22 (“Archaeology in Greece”)
Morning The bus to the airport leaves from the hotel at 6:45 am. The flight (Olympic 550) from Athens to Santorini (Fíra) departs at 8:25 and arrives at 9:10. A bus will take the group to the hotel for the orientation session. Accommodations
in Santorini:
Santorini Palace Hotel
Afternoon Akrotiri (followed by swimming at Períssa)

Presentation: TBA

Evening Dinner in Thira at To Ouzeri
May 24
Reading Bacchylides 17 & 18; Biers 23-61 (“The Minoans”)
Morning Open for sightseeing and study
Guide: Cameron 62-99 (“Herákleion”)
in Heraklion:

Hotel Lato

Afternoon The bus leaves from the hotel for the port at 5:00 pm. The group will travel to Heraklion via Hellenic Seaways Flying Cat 4, departing at 5:55 pm and arriving in Crete at 7:30 pm.
Evening Review meeting and dinner at Ladadika
May 25
Reading Biers 62-96 (“The Mycenaeans”); Cartledge, 6-14 (“Cnossos”)
Morning The bus will leave at 8:00 am.
Guide: Cameron 99-120 (“Knossos”)
Presentation: TBA
There will be a break for an early lunch after visiting Knossos.
in Matala:
Hotel Matala Bay
Afternoon Archanes

Guide: Cameron 120-123 (“Arkhánes”)
Presentation: TBA
Guide: Cameron 124-128 (“Phourni”)
Presentation: TBA
Travel to Matala

Evening Review meeting and dinner at the hotel in Matala.

May 26

Reading  Odyssey 12; Biers 97-109 (“The Dark Ages”)
Morning The bus will leave at 8:30 am.
Guide: Hadzi-Vallianou
Presentation: TBA

We will travel from Phaistos to Ayia Triada and have a short break for lunch before studying the site.

in Matala:
Hotel Matala Bay
Afternoon Ayia Triada
Guide: Kalogeraki 35-47
Presentation: TB
Objects in the Museum in Heraklion:

  1. Ayia Triada Sarcophogus
  2. Harvester Vase
  3. Boxer Vase
Evening Review meeting and dinner at the hotel
Week 2 (5/27-6/2)
May 27
Reading Review for examination
Evaluation First examination: Minoans
Morning Return to Heraklion. The bus will leave at 8:30 am. On our way back to Heraklion, we will stop briefly at the Paliani Monastery to see the Holy Myrtle. We will then go directly to the museum for study and review. Plan on a late lunch after visiting the museum. Overnight Ferry:

Minoan Lines

Afternoon Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
Museum Guide: Dimopoulou-Rethemiotaki

Presentation: TBA
Examination: we will make arrangements to use a conference room for the exam. You will have a period of several hours to complete your work.

Evening Travel by overnight ferry to Pireas. The bus will leave for the port at 8:30 pm, so we can board the Knossos Palace and get settled before the ferry sails at 10:00 pm. You are responsible for dinner. A number of dining options are available on the ferry.
May 28
Reading Aeschylus, Agamemnon and Libation Bearers
Morning Arrival in Pireas at 5:30 am. We will disembark at 6:30 and meet the bus for the trip to Nafplion. We will stop for breakfast along the way and take a route through Argos to visit Lerna before continuing on to Nafplion. After we arrive in Nafplion, the rest of the day is free.
Guide: Barber 211-243 (“26: Corinth to Mycenae [Mikínes], Argos, and Návplio”)
Guide: Pullen 31-36

Presentation: Heinrich Schliemann, Mycenae, and the Mask of Agamemnon (Katie White)

in Nafplion:
Hotel Park
Afternoon Open
[Optional activity: visit to the Skouras winery for a tour of the facilities, wine tasting, and a light lunch. The cost of the tour is 12 euros. On the April 21 episode of The Spendid Table, wine critic Tara Q. Thomas discussed Greek wines. One of her picks was from the Skouras winery.]
Evening Preview meeting and dinner at Alaloum
May 29
Reading Odyssey 3; Pausanias 2.15.4-2.17.7 (Mycenae and Argive Heraion), 2.25.1-7 (Argos to Tiryns); Cartledge, 15-22 (“Mycenae”)
Morning This will be a very full day. We will leave at 7:30 am. We will take a break for lunch after our visit to Mycenae.
Guide: Barber 221-232 (“27: Myceane [Mikínes]”); Spathari
Presentation: TBA
in Nafplion:
Hotel Park
Afternoon Midea
Guide: Demakopoulou & Divari-Valakou
Presentation: TBA
Guide: Barber 238-241 (“28.B. Tiryns [Tírintha]”)

Presentation: Mycenaean fortifications (Joseph Morgan)

Evening Review meeting and dinner at Vasilis
May 30
Reading Pausanias  2.1.1-2.5.3 (Corinth); Cartledge 23-29 (“Argos”)

On site: Pindar, Nemean 8, and Herodotus 1.29-33 (story of Kleobis and Biton)

Morning This is another very full day, and we will depart at 8:00 am. We will take a break for a snack or early lunch in Corinth before touring the site. We will also take a short break after visiting Corinth before going to Perachora.

Argive Heraíon
Guide: Barber 241-243 (“28.C:  The Argive Heraíon [Iraío]”)
Presentation: TBA
Guide: Miller et al.

Presentation: TBA

in Nafplion:
Hotel Park
Afternoon Corinth
Guide: Barber 187-211 (“25: Corinth [Kórinthos] and its environs”)
Presentation: Roman Corinth (Robert Debusk)
Guide: Mee & Spawforth 167-171

Presentation: TBA

Evening Open
May 31
Reading Odyssey 4; Pausanias 2.26-27 (Epidauros); Biers 110-131 (“The Geometric Period”)
Morning We will depart from the hotel at 8:00 am. The Greek and American interns from CHS-Greece will join us for the day. After the trips to Epidauros and the Franchthi Cave, we will travel to Kranidi for lunch and a visit to the local high school.
Guide: Barber 243-248 (“29: Návplio to Epidauros (Epídhavros) and the Argolic Peninsula”)
Presentation: TBA
in Nafplion:
Hotel Park
Afternoon Archaeological Museum in Naufplion  
Evening Open
June 1
Reading Odyssey 15.1-300; Pausanias 3.11.1-3.20.11 (Lakonia); Cartledge 50-61 (“Sparta”)

On site: Alcman 1, Tyrtaeus 8, 9

Morning The bus will leave the hotel at 8:00 am. After visiting the Menelaion on the outskirts of Sparta, we will go into the town for lunch and a visit to the museum.

Travel to Sparta
Guide: Barber 257-268 (“31: Trípolis to Sparta, Mistrá”)
Presentation: TBA


in Pylos:
Hotel Philip

Afternoon Archaeological Museum of Sparta
Pylos via Kalamata

Barber 283-294 (“34: Messenia [Messinía], 34.A: From Kalamáta to Pylos [Pílos], 34.B. From Pylos [Pílos] to Kiparissía”)
Presentation: The Constitution of Sparta (Kim Michaud)

Evening Arrival in Pylos and dinner in the hotel
June 2
Reading Thucydides 4.2-40 (Athenians capture the garrison of Spartans on Sphacteria); Pausanias 4.36 (Pylos)
Evaluation Second examination: Mycenaeans, Sparta, and Argos
Morning The bus will depart at 8:00 for the visit to the Mycenaean site of Pylos and museum in Chora
Guide: Blegen et al.
Presentation: Linear B (Joseph Morgan)
We will stop for a brief snack or lunch break after visiting the museum in Chora.
in Pylos:
Hotel Philip
Afternoon Messene

Guide: Barber 283-300 (“34.C: From Kalamáta to Kiparissía”)
Presentation: TBA

Evening After we return to the hotel you will have the rest of the afternoon and evening to complete your exam. You will be on your own for dinner.
Week 3 (6/3-9)
June 3
Reading Biers 132-153 (“The Orientalizing Period”)
Morning Open Accommodations
in Olympia:
Hotel Europa
Afternoon Open
Evening Travel to Olympia. The bus will leave the hotel at 4:30 pm. We will have the preview meeting and dinner at the hotel.

June 4

Reading Pindar, Olympian 1, 2; Pausanias 5.6.7-5.20.10 (Olympia) 
On-site: Pindar, Olympian 13 
Morning Olympia
Site Guide: Barber 310-327 (“37: Olympia”)
Presentation: TBA
in Delphi:
Hotel Leto
Afternoon Archaeological Museum

Museum Guide: Hatzi
Presentation: TBA

Evening Departure for Delphi. The bus will leave at 3:30 pm. We will stop for dinner at Maritsa in Galaxidi.
June 5
Reading Pindar, Pythian 8; Biers 154-193 (“The Archaic Period”)
Morning We will meet for our review and preview meeting in the morning at 8:30 before going to the site and museum.
Guide: Barber 389-403 (“46: Delphi [Dhelfí]”)
Presentation: The Delphic Oracle (Robert Debusk)
in Delphi:
Hotel Leto
Afternoon Archaeological Museum
Museum Guide: Colonia
Presentation: TBA
Evening We will travel to Arachova in the late afternoon and stay for dinner at Kaplanis.
June 6
Reading Pausanias 1.32.3-6 (Marathon); Biers 194-246 (“The Fifth Century”); Cartledge 93-101 (“Thebes”), 62-79 (“Athens”) 
Morning Travel to Marthon. The bus will leave at 9:00 am and will make a brief rest stop along the way.    Accommodations
in Athens:

Parthenon Hotel

Afternoon Marathon
Guide: Barber 160-167 (“21: From Athens to Marathon. Rhamnous”)
Museum Guide: Steinhauer

Presentation: TBA
We will stop for lunch after visiting the museum at Marthon and then continue on into Athens.

Evening At 7:30 pm the group will leave the hotel for dinner in the Plaka at Spilia Acropolis. After dinner, the group will return to the hotel for a review and preview meeting.
June 7
Reading Plato, Euthyphro; Pausanias 1.1.1-1.18.5 (Athens) 
Morning Agora and Agora Museum
Guide: Camp
Presentation: Gender and domestic architecture (Kimberly Michaud)
in Athens:
Parthenon Hotel
Afternoon Kerameikos and Kerameikos Museum
Guide: Barber 97-98 (“4: From Síntagma Square to the Kerameikós and the Academy”)
Presentation: TBA
Evening Open
June 8
Reading Aeschylus, EumenidesPausanias 1.20.2-1.29.1 (Athens) 
Morning Acropolis Museum

Museum Guide: Eleftheratou (For items in the collection, see also Trianti, which predates the opening of the new museum.)
Presentation: The Parthenon (Donna Marie Cach)

in Athens:
Parthenon Hotel
Afternoon Acropolis and Theatre of Dionysus
Guide: Kavvadias and Giannikapani, South Slope of the Acropolis: Brief history and tour
Presentation: TBA
Evening Open

June 9

Reading Biers 247-283 (“The Fourth Century”), 284-329 (“The Hellenistic Age”)
Morning National Archaeological Museum
Museum Guides: Zafeiropoulou and Kaltsas
Presentation: Lions (Donna Marie Cach)
in Athens:
Parthenon Hotel
Afternoon National Archaeological Museum

Museum Guides: Zafeiropoulou and Kaltsas
Presentation: TBA

Evening Review meeting and dinner in the Plaka at Vyzantino.
Week 4 (6/3-9)

June 10

Reading Homeric Hymn to Demeter; Pausanias 1.36.3-1.38.7 (Eleusis) 
Evaluation Third examination: Olympia, Delphi, Athens; the “New Pausanias” travelogue entries are due.
Morning Eleusis
Guide: Barber 130-141 (“16: From Athens to Eleusis [Eléfsis]”); Preka-Alexandri

Museum Guide: Papaggeli
Presentation: Eleusinian Mysteries and other and mystery religions (Katie White)

in Athens:

Parthenon Hotel

Afternoon Open
Evening Examination. Students will be on their own for dinner.
June 11
Reading No reading assignments
Morning Open Accommodations
in Athens:

Parthenon Hotel

Afternoon Open
Evening Farewell dinner at 8:00 pm at Elaia.
June 12