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Classical Studies Abroad

 

Greek Legacy Field Studies - CLST 2051

Millsaps College | Study AbroadThis field study, which is a complement to a multi-disciplinary course on the Legacy of Ancient Greece, is designed to bring ancient history to life by introducing students to the art, archaeology and culture of ancient and Byzantine Greece. We begin in Athens and explore the Parthenon and the other temples of the Acropolis, the theater of Dionysius where Greek tragedy and comedy were first presented, and the Agora where Socrates taught, was put on trial and died. We then travel by comfortable motor coach to Corinth, the site of Paul's Letters to the Corinthians; Epidauros and its stunning theater; Mycenae, the city of Agamemnon and Cytemnestra; Sparta, the rival city-state to Athens, and the sublime Byzantine ruins at Mystras. We then travel over the Arcadian mountains to Olympia, the verdant and peaceful site of the original Olympian Games. Our next stop is the breathtaking site of the famous oracle of ancient times, Delphi. By sea, we travel to four islands - Crete, with its amazing Bronze Age ruins of Knossos; Santorini, considered to be the source of the myth of Atlantis; Mykonos, a picturesque island with windmills and small villages; and Delos, the birthplace of Apollo. Throughout the tour we visit wonderful museums with unparalleled art works, eat in tavernas with Greek specialties and stay in comfortable hotels with all the amenities.

  • Approximately $2900 plus airfare and personal expenses
  • One credit hour (sign up in the Spring Semester)
  • Dr. Catherine Freis (freiscr@millsaps.edu)

 

Roman Legacy Field Studies - CLST 2001

Millsaps College | Study AbroadThis field study, also a complement to a multi-disciplinary course on the Legacy of Ancient Rome, is designed to bring ancient history to life by introducing students to the art, archaeology and culture of Rome. We begin in Sorrento on the breathtaking Amalfi coast; from there we'll journey to the isle of Capri to see remains of Tiberius' Villa, and to Pompeii, the historic city covered in volcanic ash in 79 CE. We travel next to Rome where we'll explore the Palatine and Capitoline hills, the Colosseum, the Imperial Fora and Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, a small and sumptuous city of its own. Students will also visit some of Italy's finest museums in Rome including the Vatican Museum and tour the necropolis (city of the dead) underneath St. Peter's Basilica while experiencing the richness of contemporary Italian culture. We'll stay in small bed and breakfasts and dine in local trattorias to partake of Italy at its fullest!

  • Approximately $2000 plus airfare and personal expenses
  • One credit hour (sign up in the Spring Term)
  • Dr. Holly Sypniewski (sypnih@millsaps.edu)

 

College Year in Athens (CYA)

The Classical Studies Department also regularly sends undergraduate students to summer, semester, and year-long programs in Athens, Greece. CYA offers a variety of courses in Greek and Latin, Classics, archaeology, Aegean prehistory, Greek and Mediterranean history, Greek anthropology, architecture, religion, ancient art, and modern Greek language and literature. The year and semester programs consist of numerous trips to sites around mainland Greece, Crete and the Aegean, as well as a number of courses actually taught on site or in Greek museums. The program is open to qualified undergraduates in Classics, classical archaeology, art history, history, anthropology, and classical studies.

For more information, visit the College Year in Athens website.

 

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS Rome)

The Classical Studies Department is also a member of the ICCS and regularly sends students there for a semester. The center offers courses in Latin, Roman archaeology and history, Greek, Italian, and Art History. Located in a lovely residential neighborhood in Rome, close to the Classical and Renaissance center of this cosmopolitan city, students make frequent site visits and have in-depth explorations of museum collections, and schedule numerous trips, including two extensive tours of Campania and Sicily.

For more information, visit the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies website.