This survey course will cover the history, archaeology, and art of ancient Greece through investigation of significant sites, monuments, and museum collections in Attica, the Peloponnese, Delphi, Corinth, and the island of Aegina. We study monumental and domestic architecture, sculpture, pottery, coins, epigraphic evidence, as well as maps and ancient sources. Students also get to explore the modern cities and villages and consider what it’s like to live in the shadow of the ancient past.
The course this year runs from May 19-31. Students leave the US on the 19th and arrive in Athens on the morning of the 20th. Students visit sites in Athens and then venture outside the capital to the island of Aegina, to Brauron and Sounian, Eleusis and Piraeus, then to Delphi, Olympia, Pylos, Mycenae, Nafplion, and ancient Corinth. (2 credits)
Visit the course website for more details: https://sites.google.com/denison.edu/greece-summer/home