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

STRUCTURE

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1st semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  • 1.01 Introduction to the Discipline of Archaeology (8 ECTS)
  • 1.02 Introduction to Historical Studies (8 ECTS)
  • 1.03 Ancient Greek Literature: An Overview (8 ECTS)
  • 1.04 Greek I (Greek for Beginners I) (6 ECTS)

2nd semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  • 2.01 Aegean civilizations: a survey (8 ECTS)
  • 2.02 Ancient Greek Art: an overview (8 ECTS)
  • 2.03 The History of the Greek Polis (8 ECTS)
  • 2.04 Greek II (Greek for Beginners II) (6 ECTS)

3rd semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  • 3.01 Prehistoric Crete: Minoan Palatial Society (8 ECTS)
  • 3.02 Ancient Greek Topography and Architecture (8 ECTS)
  • 3.03 Greek Historical Texts: Thucydides (8 ECTS)
  • 3.04 Greek III (Intermediate Greek I) (6 ECTS)

4th semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  • 4.01 Archaeology of the Mycenaean World (8 ECTS)
  • 4.02 Greek Art: Images and Meanings (8 ECTS)
  • 4.03 Studying Greek History through Inscriptions (8 ECTS)
  • 4.04 Greek IV (Intermediate Greek II) (6 ECTS)

5th semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  • 5.01 Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean (8 ECTS)
  • 5.02 History of Ancient Greek Religion (8 ECTS)
  • 5.03 Greek Drama: Texts and Images (8 ECTS)
  • 5.04 Greek V (Advanced Greek I) (6 ECTS)

6th semester (Total ECTS: 30)

  • 6.01 Hellenistic Art (8 ECTS)
  • 6.02 Alexander to Kleopatra: History of the Hellenistic period (8 ECTS)
  • 6.03 Greek Historical Texts: Herodotus (8 ECTS)
  • 6.04 Greek VI (Advanced Greek II) (6 ECTS)

7th semester (Total ECTS: 34)

  • 7.01 Greek Athletics and the History of Sport (8 ECTS)
  • 7.02 Homer and Greek Mythology (8 ECTS)
  • 7.03 Reading Greek Papyri (8 ECTS)
  • 7.04 SEMINAR* (10 ECTS)

8th semester (Total ECTS: 34)

  • 8.01 Greece and Rome: a historical survey (8 ECTS)
  • 8.02 Greek Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle (8 ECTS)
  • 8.03 Ancient Greeks at War: Xenophon (8 ECTS)
  • 8.04 SEMINAR* (10 ECTS)

Total ECTS: 248

*A number of seminars are available every semester; topics may include:

1. Funerary Practices and the Archaeology of Ancestors
2. Topography of ancient Macedonia
3. Household and social structure in Prehistory
4. Household Archaeology: the Classical World
5. Greek Colonization (Case study: Greeks in the Black Sea)
6. The Greek polis under Roman rule
7. Private associations and gymnasial associations in the ancient Greek cities
8. Greek Numismatics, Monetary Policies, and the Economy
9. Greek Literature of the Hellenistic and the Imperial Period
10. The Reception of Homeric Epic in the Roman Epic Tradition
11. The Age of Augustus

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.