For the first four days of the School of Classics field-trip, we concentrated on the living population of ancient Attica.  For the fifth, we turned to the dead and spent the morning in the Kerameikos cemetery.  As well as the remains of a section of the ancient cemetery, the site contains the remains of the […]

Ancient World

On the fourth day of the School of Classics field-trip we turned our attention from Archaic and Classical Athens to Roman Athens, and examined the changes made to the ancient city by Romans during the Republic and Principate. We passed through Hadrian’s Gate and into the precinct of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, where Danielle […]

Ancient World

For the third day of the School of Classics field-trip, we left Athens far behind, taking the Metro and two buses out to Thorikos and the Laurion silver mine.  The students explored the remains of the agora and the theatre, comparing them with the much grander ones of central Athens that we saw on Sunday […]

Ancient World

On the second day of the School of Classics field-trip, we spent the morning northwest of the Acropolis in the Athenian Agora, and the afternoon in the National Archaeological Museum. We enjoyed presentations from second year students on monuments spanning the entirety of antiquity: the Altar of the Twelve Gods (522-1 BC, set up by […]

Ancient World