Western Civilization 2018
Athens - Rome - Florence - Paris
Week One: Athens
We all arrived safe and sound and have spent the past week in Athens.
Wednesday featured a visit to the Athenian Agora. The visit provided an excellent opportunity for students to use their imaginations to transform the ruins into a once thriving urban space. The Agora also includes the relatively intact Temple of Hephaistos.
Thursday was packed with activities. After the Agora and its museum, we travelled to the National Archaeological Museum, whose encyclopedic collection tells the story of Greek art and culture.
Friday featured what students considered an excellent balance between business and pleasure. The day began with a trip to Mycenae, which entailed more climbing to reach the settlement. The ascent was hot and sweaty, but well worth it considering we were standing in an area with the remains of structures some 3,000 years old.
And that brings us to the beach. Given how much we had covered in previous days, it was a welcome respite.
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