BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece


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1st semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  1. Introduction to the Discipline of Archaeology (8 ECTS)
  2. Introduction to Historical Studies (8 ECTS)
  3. Ancient Greek Literature: an overview (8 ECTS)
  4. Greek I (6 ECTS)

2nd semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  1. Aegean Civilizations: a survey (8 ECTS)
  2. Ancient Greek Art: an overview (8 ECTS)
  3. The History of the Greek Polis (8 ECTS)
  4. Greek II (6 ECTs)

3rd semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  1. Prehistoric Crete: Minoan Palatial Society (8 ECTS)
  2. Ancient Greek Topography and Architecture (8 ECTS)
  3. Greek Historical Texts: Thucydides (8 ECTS)
  4. Greek III (6 ECTS)

4th semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  1. Archaeology of the Mycenaean World (8 ECTS)
  2. Greek Art: Images and Meanings (8 ECTS)
  3. Studying Greek History through Inscriptions (8 ECTS)
  4. Greek IV (6 ECTS)

5th semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  1. Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean (8 ECTS)
  2. Alexander to Cleopatra: History of the Hellenistic Period (8 ECTS)
  3. Greek Drama: Texts and Images (8 ECTS)
  4. Greek V (6 ECTS)

6th semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  1. Hellenistic Art (8 ECTS)
  2. History of the Greek Religion (8 ECTS)
  3. Greek Historical Texts: Herodotus (8 ECTS)
  4. Greek VI (6 ECTS)

7th semester (Total ECTS: 34)

  1. Greek Athletics and the History of Sport (8 ECTS)
  2. Homer and Greek Mythology (8 ECTS)
  3. Reading Greek Papyri (8 ECTS)
  4. SEMINAR* (10 ECTS)

8th semester (Total ECTS: 34)

  1. Greece and Rome: a historical survey (8 ECTS)
  2. Greek Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle (8 ECTS)
  3. Ancient Greeks at War: Xenophon (8 ECTS)
  4. SEMINAR* (10 ECTS)

Total ECTS: 248

*At least four seminars available every semester; topics may include:

  1. Funerary Practices and the Archaeology of Ancestors Household Archaeology: Prehistoric Greece
  2. Household Archaeology: the Classical World
  3. Landscape Archaeology
  4. From Macedonia to Gandhara and beyond: art and archaeology of the Hellenistic East
  5. Greek Literature of the Hellenistic and the Imperial Period
  6. Greek Numismatics, Monetary Policies, and the Economy

On-site classes and field trips: most courses include on-site classes and/or hands on instruction at the University Museum of Archaeology and History of Art, as well as many archaeological sites and museums in Athens and its vicinity. Special one- or two-day field trips may also be organized within specific courses and extended field trips to major Greek archaeological sites and museums (Crete; Santorini; Macedonia etc) are also offered as part of the curriculum.

Excavation work: in the course of their studies, students are introduced to archaeological excavation theory and practice at the University Excavation in Marathon.