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INTD 280 - Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter


No ancient people made a more essential contribution to modern civilization than the Greeks, who practically invented Western philosophy, literature, and science, whose myths and religious practices continue to intrigue us, and whose art and architecture set the standard of beauty to the present day. This course will explore this contribution in situ, visiting (by land and sea) many of the historically significant sites in Greece. The focus will be on classical Greece, but we will also visit sites important to early Christianity. While medieval Greece (Byzantine and Crusader), the Turkish occupation, and modern Greece are less central to the Western heritage, they will be all around us as we travel, and we will learn about these historical periods as well.

3 credits



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