Maymester Syllabus, 2013

Syllabus for Maymester in Greece

May 28-June 18, 2013


Index

General Information
Objectives
Course Requirements
Bibliography
Schedule of Activities
Week 1 (5/28-6/1)
Week 2 (6/2-6/8)
Week 3 (6/9-6/15)
Week 4 (6/16-6/18)

Objectives

This course offers an intensive study of the material culture of ancient Greece beginning with the Neolithic and Bronze Age societies that occupied the Peloponnese and concluding with the Macedonian settlements and sanctuaries at Pella, Vergina, and Dion and Olynthus, a Greek colony in Chalkidike. Through visits to archaeological sites and museums, the course will focus on the evolution of art and architecture within their cultural contexts. Through readings, research projects, and interactions with scholars and curators, students will develop a thorough familiarity with the material culture from the ancient world. This engagement will also include aspects of contemporary Greece country, 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 Mycenaeans and the Greek city-states that emerge in the Archaic and Classical periods.
  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 Thursday, May 30, you should have read the chapter from Biers on the Mycenaeans, Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Libation Bearers, 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. We recommend that you read as many of the literary selections as well as those from Biers’ The Archaeology of Greece and Cartledge’s Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities (reissued as Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction in 2011) before the trip, which will leave more time for studying the museum guides.

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.

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.

Presentations

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 will all participants will be responsible for learning.

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

Team Projects

Option 1: 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 form a team of two or three members and create updated entries. They will then form part of materials, which subsequent students and visitors will use when visiting the sites, and 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.

Option 2: Curating a Museum Exhibition

You will visit a number of archaeological museums during the course. For this project you are to form a team with two or three other members of the course and develop an exhibition of works that will travel to the United States. The exhibition should focus on a particular aspect of ancient Greek culture and show how that aspect differed both over time and from one region to another. The exhibition must consist of at least twenty objects, for which you will write a catalogue. The catalogue should contain the following elements:

  • An introduction to the theme of the exhibition with a brief overview of the periods and regions from which you draw your artifacts
  • Descriptions for each object along with notes on how it contributes to the topic of the exhibition.
  • A museum label for each object.
You will work with a number of museum guides and catalogues which can serve as examples for you to emulate in this project. The same holds for musuem labels. You should pay attention to the labels you encounter in the museums and model your labels on those you found most helpful. This catalogue will account for fifteen percent of your final grade.

Examinations

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.

Bibliography

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.
Bacchylides Odes 17, 18.
Demosthenes First Olynthiac, First Philippic
Euripides Ion, Bacchae
Herodotus Histories 1.29-33 (story of Kleobis and Biton), 5.55-92 (on the conflict between Athens and Aigina), 6.48-140 (First Persian War), 8.35-39 (Persians attempt to sack Delphi)
Homer Odyssey 1-4, 15.1-300.
Pausanias Guide to Greece.

1.1.1-1.30.4 (Athens)1.32.3-6 (Marathon)

1.36.3-1.38.7 (Eleusis)

2.1.1-2.5.3 (Corinth)

2.15.1-2.25.9 (Argolid)

2.26-27 (Epidauros)

3.11.1-3.20.8 (Lakonia)

4.36 (Pylos)

5.6.7-5.20.10 (Olympia)

9.5.1-9.17.5 (Thebes)

10.5.3-10.32.1 (Delphi)

Pindar Olympian 1, 2, 13; Nemean 7, 8, Pythian 7, 8
Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War 4.2-40 (Athenians capture the garrison of Spartans on Sphacteria)
Secondary Readings
Biers, William R. The Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996.

“Archaeology in Greece” (13-22)”The Minoans” (23-61)

“The Mycenaeans” (62-96)

“The Dark Ages” (97-109)

“The Geometric Period” (110-131)

“The Orientalizing Period” (132-153)

“The Archaic Period” (154-193)

“The Fifth Century” (194-246)

“The Fourth Century” (247-283)

“The Hellenistic Age” (284-329)

Cartledge, Paul Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. [Reissued as Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introductionby Oxford University Press in 2011.]

“Archaeology in Greece” (13-22)”Mycenae” (23-34)

“Argos” (35-45)

“Sparta” (70-86)

“Athens” (89-112)

“Thebes” (131-142)

Hornblower, Simon “Greece: The History of the Classical Period,” 124-155. In the Oxford History of the Classical World. Edited by John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, and Oswyn Murray. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.
McQueen, Earl “Why Philip Won,” 323-346. In the Greek World. Edited by Anton Powell. London: Routledge, 1995.
Pomeroy, Sarah et al. “Phillip II and the Rise of Macedon,” 254-269. In Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
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.
Guides
Aravantinos, Vassilios The Archaeological Museum of Thebes. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 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)

“49: Magnesía. A. From Lamía to Vólos, B. Vólos and its Environs”

“57: From (Athens) Lárissa to Salónika. Mount Olympus”

“59: Salónikia”

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.Camp II, John McK.

The Athenian Agora: A Short Guide. Athens: American School of Classical Studies Athens, 2003.

Colonia, RosinaThe Archaeological Museum of Delphi. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2006.Eleftheratou, Stamatia, ed.Acropolis Museum: Short Guide. Athens: Acropolis Museum, 2011.Grammenos, D.V.The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Translated by Judy Giannakopoulou. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2004.Hatzi, GeorgiaThe Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2008.Kaltsas, NikolaosThe National Archaeological Museum. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2007.Kavvadias, George and Giannikapani, Eutychia, eds.South Slope of the Acropolis: Brief history and tour. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2004.Lilibaki-Akamati et al.The Archaeological Museum of Pella. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2011.Miller, Stephen G. et al.Nemea: A Guide to the Site and Museum. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeolgocial Receipts Fund, 2004.Papaggeli, KalliopiElefsis: The Archaeological Site and the Museum. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2002.Steinhauer, GeorgeMarathon and the Archaeological Museum. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2009.

The Archeological Museum of Piraeus. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2001.Trianti, IsminiThe Acropolis Museum. Athens: EPG Eurobank S. A. and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 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

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Monuments

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 (5/28-6/1)
TuesdayMay 28 Evening Arrivals from Unites States and transfer to Nafplion Accommodationsin Nafplion:

Hotel Park

WednesdayMay 29 Reading Biers 13-22, 23-61 (“Archaeology in Greece” and “The Mycenaeans”)
Morning OrientationArchaeological Museum in Nafplion

Guide: TBD

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Nafplion:

Hotel Park

Afternoon LernaGuide: Pullen 31-36

Presentation: TBA

Tiryns

Guide: Barber 238-241 (“28.B. Tiryns [Tírintha]”)

Presentation: TBA

Evening Dinner
ThursdayMay 30 Reading Aeschylus,  Agamemnon, Libation Bearers; Pausanias 2.15.4-17.7, 2.25.1-7; Cartledge, 23-34 (“Mycenae”)
Morning MideaGuide: Demakopoulou & Divari-Valakou

Presentation: TBA

Mycenae

Guide: Barber 221-232 (“27: Myceane [Mikínes]”)

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Nafplion:

Hotel Park

Afternoon Museum at Mycenae (after lunch)Guide: Barber 221-232 (“27: Myceane [Mikínes]”)

Presentation: TBA

Evening Review meeting and dinner
FridayMay 31 Reading Odyssey 1-4, 15.1-300; Pausanias 3.11.1-3.20.8; Biers 97-109 (“The Dark Ages”); Cartledge 70-86 (“Sparta”)
Morning Travel to Sparta; MenelaionGuide: Barber 257-268 (“31: Trípolis to Sparta, Mistrá”)

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Pylos:

Hotel Philip

Afternoon Archaeological Museum;travel to Pylos via KalamataText

Presentation: TBA

Evening Review meeting and dinner
SaturdayJune 1 Reading Thucydides 4.2-40 (Athenians capture the garrison of Spartans on Sphacteria); Pausanias 4.36; Biers 97-109 (“The Dark Ages”)
Morning Visit to Mycenaean site of Pylosand museum in ChoraGuide: Blegen et al.

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Pylos:

Hotel Philip

Afternoon MesseneGuide: Barber 283-300 (“34: Messenia [Messinía]”)

Presentation: TBA

Evening Review meeting and dinner
Week 2 (6/2-6/8)
SundayJune 2 Reading Review for examination
Evaluation First examination: Mycenaeans
Morning Travel to Olympia Accommodationsin Olympia:

Hotel Europa

Afternoon Archaeological Museum of Olympia; examinationMuseum Guide: Hatzi

Presentation: TBA

Evening Dinner and preview meeting
MondayJune 3 Reading On-site: Pindar, Olympian 13; Pausanias 5.6.7-5.20.10 (Olympia); Pindar, Olympian 1, 2; Biers 132-153 (“The Orientalizing Period”)
Morning OlympiaGuide: Barber 310-327 (“37: Olympia”)

Presentation: TBA

 

Accommodationsin Nafplion:

Hotel Park

Afternoon Return to Nafplion
Evening Preview meeting and dinner
TuesdayJune 4 Reading On site: Pindar, Nemean 7, 8, and Herodotus 1.29-33 (story of Kleobis and Biton); Pausanias  2.1.1-2.5.3 (Corinth); Cartledge 37-45 (“Argos”)
Morning Argive HeraíonGuide: Barber 241-243 (“28.C:  The Argive Heraíon [Iraío]”)

Presentation: TBA

Nemea

Guide: Miller et al.

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Nafplion:

Hotel Park

Afternoon CorinthGuide: Barber 187-211 (“25: Corinth [Kórinthos] and its environs”)

Presentation: TBA

Perachora

Guide: TBA

Presentation: TBA

Evening Review meeting and dinner
WednesdayJune 5 Reading Biers 110-131, 132-153 (“The Geometric Period” and “The Orientalizing Period”); Cartledge 89-112 (“Athens”)
Morning Open Accommodationsin Athens:

Parthenon Hotel

Afternoon Open
Evening Travel to Athens; preview meeting and dinner
ThursdayJune 6 Reading Pausanias 1.1.1-1.30.4 (Athens); Aeschylus, Eumenides; Cartledge 89-112 (“Athens”)
Morning Agoraand Agora MuseumGuide: Camp

Presentation: TBA

Kerameikos and Kerameikos Museum

Guide: Barber 97-98 (“4: From Síntagma Square to the Kerameikós and the Academy”)

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Athens:

Parthenon Hotel

Afternoon Acropolis and Theatre of DionysusGuide: Kavvadias and Giannikapani, South Slope of the Acropolis: Brief history and tour

Presentation: TBA

Evening Acropolis MuseumMuseum Guide: Eleftheratou, Trianti

Presentation: TBA

Dinner at the Acropolis Museum

FridayJune 7 Reading Biers 154-193, 194-246 (“The Archaic Period” and “The Fifth Century”)
Morning National Archaeological MuseumMuseum Guide: Zafeiropoulou, Kaltsas

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Athens:

Parthenon Hotel

Afternoon National Archaeological MuseumMuseum Guide: Zafeiropoulou, Kaltsas

Presentation: TBA

Evening Review meeting and dinner
SaturdayJune 8 Reading Bacchylides 17, 18; Herodotus 5.55-92 (on the conflict between Athens and Aigina)
Morning PiraeusMuseum Guide: Steinhauer

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Athens:

Parthenon Hotel

Afternoon Aigina and Temple of AphaiaSite Guide: TBD

Presentation: TBA

 

Evening Review meeting and dinner
Week 3 (6/9-15)
SundayJune 9 Reading Pausanias 1.36.3-1.38.7 (Eleusis); Homeric Hymn to Demeter
Morning EleusisGuide: Barber 130-141 (“16: From Athens to Eleusis [Eléfsis]”)

Museum Guide: Papaggeli

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Athens:

Parthenon Hotel

Afternoon Open
Evening Preview meeting and dinner
MondayJune 10 Reading Herodotus 6.48-140 (First Persian War); Pausanias 1.32.3-6 (Marathon); Cartledge 131-142 (“Thebes”); Biers 247-283 (“The Fourth Century”)
Morning MarathonGuide: Barber 160-167 (“21: From Athens to Marathon. Rhamnous”), Steinhauer

Presentation: TBA

Thebes

Guide: Barber 346-352 (“41: Athens to Thebes [Thíva]. Central Boeotia [Viotía]”); Aravantinos

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Delphi:

European Cultural Center

Afternoon Travel to Delphi
Evening Preview meeting and dinner
TuesdayJune 11 Reading On-site: Pindar, Pythian7, 8Euripides, Ion; Herodotus 8.35-39 (Persians attempt to sack Delphi)
Evaluation Second examination: Olympia, Corinthia, Athens, Delphi
Morning Delphiand Archaeological MuseumMuseum Guide: Barber 389-403 (“46: Delphi [Dhelfí]”), Colonia

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Volos:
Afternoon Travel to Volos; examination
Evening Dinner in Volos
WednesdayJune 12 Reading Hornblower, “Greece: The History of the Classical Period”; Pomeroy, et al., “Phillip II and the Rise of Macedon”
Morning Volos Archaeological Museum Overnight in refuge at Spilios Agapitos
Afternoon Travel to Litochoro and Prionia (1,100m), the trailhead for the hike to Spilios Agapitos (2100m).
Evening Dinner at the refuge
ThursdayJune 13 Reading No readings for the activities on this day
Morning Ascent to Skolio (2,911m) Accommodationsin Thessaloniki:
Afternoon Descent to Prionia and drive to Thessaloniki
Evening Preview meeting and dinner
FridayJune 14 Reading Euripides, Bacchae; Biers 284-329 (“The Hellenistic Age”)
Morning DionGuide: TBD

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Thessaloniki:
Afternoon VerginaGuide: TBD

Presentation: TBA

Evening Review meeting and dinner
SaturdayJune 15 Reading Demosthenes, First Philipic; McQueen, “Why Philip Won”
Morning Archaeological Museum of ThessalonikiGuide: Grammenos

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Thessaloniki:
Afternoon PellaMuseum Guide: Lilibaki-Akamati et al.

Presentation: TBA

Evening Open
Week 4 (6/3-9)
SundayJune 16 Reading Demosthenes, First Olynthiac
Evaluation Third examination: Macedonia; the group projects are due.
Morning OlynthusGuide: TBD

Presentation: TBA

Accommodationsin Thessaloniki:
Afternoon Open
Evening Examination and final dinner
MondayJune 17 Reading No reading assignments
Morning Open Accommodationsin Thessaloniki:
Afternoon Open
Evening Farewell dinner
TuesdayJune 18 Departures