Athens Classical Archaeology Intensive Summer Program

Parthenon

January 4 - 25 2019

On-site teaching in Athens, Attika and Delphi

Enrolment
The Summer Program is open to Australian and New Zealand University undergraduates and postgraduates for degree credit (Commonwealth Supported Places) and to high school teachers.

Athens-based fee
$2750 (includes accommodation, transport within Greece, site and museum entrance and membership of AAIA).

Download the application form here

January 2019 Athens Summer School programme

Day 1: Friday 4 January

  • Participants arrive

Day 2: Saturday 5 January

  • Introduction to the course and assignment tasks
  • Lecture 1 – The natural and urban topography of Athens: Urban organisation and discoveries from the Metro excavations.
  • Lecture 2 – Athenian Architecture: Origins, function and the orders
  • Visit Temple of Olympian Zeus, exhibitions at Akropolis and Evangelismos Metro stations and Lykabettos Hill
  • Group welcome dinner

Day 3: Sunday 6 January (Epiphany)

  • Lecture 3 – The Athenian Akropolis in the Archaic Period: Architecture and Sculpture
  • Lecture 4 – Athenian Akropolis in the Classical period: Architecture and Sculpture
  • Visit Athenian Akropolis

Day 4: Monday 7 January

  • Visit Pnyx and Akropolis Museum

Day 5: Tuesday 8 January

  • Lecture 5 – The development of the Athenian Agora
  • Visit the Agora, Agora Museum and Areiopagos

Day 6: Wednesday 9 January

  • Lecture 6 – The Kerameikos: burial practice and Athenian funerary sculpture
  • Visit Kerameikos and Kerameikos Museum

Day 7: Thursday 10 January

  • Visit Plato’s Academy, Piraeus (including Archaeological Museum), Trireme Olympias, Trachones Theatre

Day 8: Friday 11 January

  • Lecture 7 – Athenian sanctuary organisation and cult requirements
  • Visit Eleusis and the Sacred Way
  • Visit the border fort at Eleutherai

Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January - No organised activities

Day 11: Monday 14 January

  • Lecture 8 – Athenian Free standing Sculpture: The Archaic Period
  • Lecture 9 – Athenian Free standing Sculpture: The Classical Period
  • Visit National Archaeological Museum sculpture collection

Day 12: Tuesday 15 January

  • Visit Marathon, Rhamnous and Oropos (Amphiaraos Sanctuary)

Day 13: Wednesday 16 January

  • Lecture 10 – Athenian Vase Painting I
  • Hands on pottery session at the British School of Archaeology at Athens
  • Visit numismatic collection at the Alpha Bank

Day 14: Thursday 17 January

  • Lecture 11 – Athenian Vase Painting II
  • Visit National Archaeological Museum pottery collection

Day 15: Friday 18 January

  • Visit Loutsa/Halai Araphenides (Sanctuary of Artemis Tauropolos), Brauron (Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia) and Thorikos

Saturday 19 January - No organised activities

Sunday 20 January
- Early evening Lecture 12 on Delphi

Day 18: Monday 21 January

  • Early departure for Delphi
  • Visit Delphi Museum
  • Overnight stay in Delphi

Day 19: Tuesday 22 January

  • Delphi site visit
  • Return to Athens

Day 20: Wednesday 23 January

  • Lecture 13 - The Development of the Theatre
  • Visit south slope of the Akropolis: Theatre of Dionysos, Odeion of Perikles and the Asklepieion
  • Visit north slopes of the Akropolis and Choregic Monument of Lysikrates

Day 21: Thursday 24 January

  • Lecture 14 – The Case of the “Hephaisteion Architect” (mini-lecture delivered en route to site visits)
  • Visit Temple of Apollo Zoster and the cave of Pan at Vari
  • Visit Sounion (Poseidon and Athena Sanctuaries)
  • Farewell dinner

Day 22: Friday 25 January

  • Departure from Summer Intensive accommodation.

Applications

Apply by 30 June 2018 to
Associate Professor Lesley Beaumont
Department of Archaeology,
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Quadrangle A14,
The University of Sydney 2006
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Associate Professor Lesley Beaumont
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