Location: Athens, Greece
The culture of the ancient city state examined through the lens of gender via first-hand study of ancient sites, artifacts, and works of art considered with selections from Greek literature and modern scholarship. Focusing on Athens and Sparta, the course considers the role of gender and sexuality in the institutions of politics, warfare, athletics, marriage, domestic life, myth, religion, and ritual. Based in Athens, students will visit nearby sites and museums (including Acropolis, Agora, Piraeus, Marathon, Brauron, Sounion, Eleusis, and Isthmia) with overnight trips to Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, and Thermopylae.
Period(s) of Occupation: From the Bronze Age through the Classical era and beyond
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
Students are housed within walking distance of the CYA Academic Center in either CYA student apartments located in the Pangrati neighborhood of central Athens or in hotel accommodations arranged by CYA. CYA apartments are simply furnished and equipped with a full kitchen and air-conditioned bedrooms. Towels, linens and housekeeping service will be provided. Hotel accommodations will be simple ‘B’ or ‘C’ class, double-occupancy, air-conditioned rooms with breakfast included.
A full mid-day meal will be served weekdays in the CYA cafeteria. A portable packaged lunch will be provided on those weekdays when the group is away from Athens on a day-trip. During overnight stays outside Athens, hotel breakfast is included daily.
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered Recommended credit: 4 Summer CYA courses are the equivalent of a regular semester-long course at CYA. A detailed syllabus outlining the contact hours, reading and assesment is available upon request.