Rhodes Summer: Ancient Greek Mythology in Greece
GRS 150: Language Study. Credits: 1.
GRS 255: Myth in Ancient Greece. Credits: 4.
Degree Requirements: F1, F11
Location and Dates:
Central Greece and the Peloponnese
May 29th - June 15th
GPA of 2.0 and students must be in good social standing at the time of the application and remain in good standing throughout the spring semester.
This course offers a study of the literature and material culture of ancient Greece from the Mycenaean to the Classical Period, from approximately 1600 to 400 BCE. Most days will begin with a literature seminar followed by visits to the archaeological sites where those works were set, providing participants with a chance to develop a comprehensive and contextualized understanding of ancient Greek culture. This engagement will also include aspects of contemporary Greece, the traditions that animate the modern society, and the relationship modern Greeks have with their cultural legacy. Students will need no previous experience with the country's native language (ancient or modern); the course will include basic instruction in Modern Greek. Among the sites on the itinerary are Mycenae, Argos, Sparta, Pylos, Corinth, Thebes, Athens, the sites of all four ancient panhellenic games: Olympia, Delpi, Isthmia, and Nemea, and Thermopylae, where the three hundred Spartiates fought to the death against Persian invaders.
$4,050 Includes lodging, meals, tuition, and activities. Travel to and from Greece is not included.
Prof. Kenny Morrell (firstname.lastname@example.org)