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Study Abroad program in Athens, July 2018

Author: Sherwin Little/Thursday, February 1, 2018/Categories: ACL

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GREEK STUDIES ON SITE

Greek Studies on Site is a center for the study of Classical literature, philosophy and culture.
It offers 3-week intensive summer programs, which are open to students of Classics, Ancient Philosophy, Ancient History, and related disciplines.
Courses are taught by Ph.D.s in Classics and Philosophy, and take place either within Greek archaeological sites or at the Norwegian Institute at Athens.
Field study includes visits to all the major archaeological sites and museums.

SUMMER PROGRAMS: July 9-29, 2018

Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context

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.

Greek Mythology: The Mythologies of Athens

This class surveys the central stories, gods, heroes, and monsters of Athenian 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 we visit. 

Love in Greek Antiquity and the Middle Ages

This seminar surveys literary accounts of love in Greek Antiquity and Byzantium. Questions of particular interest are those concerning the role of eros in myth, religion, and society, including homoeroticism, gender roles, physical attraction, standards of beauty, intellectual love, and friendship.

SYLLABI AND FURTHER DETAILS are available herewww.greekstudiesonsite.com

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