On the night of 21 July 356 BCE (the sixth day of the Macedonian month Loios), Herostratus, a young man from Ephesus, decided to earn a place in the history books.
Dion was the oldest and most important sanctuary of ancient Macedonia. We do not know when it was first established, but an altar dedicated to Zeus must have existed here since an early period.
According to himself, Phalaris was a mild, unassuming, public-spirited, and polite citizen of sixth-century Akragas, who used his position as a tyrant to benefit his hometown.
Alexander the Great was not a man to accept limits to his ambition and curiosity. His audacious expedition against the Persians made him ruler of a vast empire.
Antiochus IV spent much of his young adulthood in Rome. After a series of disastrous defeats against the Roman legions in 191-190 BCE
Zeno (née Tarasis Kodisa Rousombladadiotes) was having a terrible first year on the throne.
Land of the gods: polis and sanctuary in ancient Greece is a comprehensive 14-day Study Abroad program that serves as the quintessential introduction to the world of the ancient Greeks.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it may be found in the bottom of a pit, at which point the family fortunes change overnight and all sorts of previously unthinkable possibilities become routine.
It was a story worth telling. The day had been lovely; the azure sea of the caldera sparkled in the bright sun and dolphins frolicked in the open waters beyond the cape
Once upon a time, there was a man of prodigious size and strength who was called Reprebus and was determined to discover the most mighty prince in the world. The first candidate was a Canaanite king
Icarius was an Athenian who spent his days in Icaria, a beautiful settlement at the foot of Mount Penteli.
Mount Taygetus dominated the skyline of ancient Sparta and inspired fear to any newborn male Spartan. Soon after the birth, the father brought the infant before a group of elders, who closely examined the child.
Pottery was ubiquitous in classical antiquity. At a time when metal was expensive, and glass was a luxury out of reach for the majority of households, clay became a cheap and durable material that could be employed for a bewildering variety of purposes
Eustathius of Thessalonica (c. 1115-1195) was an educated Byzantine scholar, who wrote commentaries on ancient Greek poets, theological treatises, and an account of the sack of Thessaloniki by the Romans in 1185.
Ancient Macedonia was endowed with abundant natural resources. There were fertile plains with navigable rivers extending far to the interior.
The Despotate of the Morea is a Study Abroad program that allows participants to delve into the process whereby two different cultures and societies mingle and create something new.
A long time ago, in an island far, far away, there lived a bronze giant called Talos. He was an automaton and circled the island three times each day, scanning the open sea for any sign of enemy ships.
The Cycladic Civilization is an innovative Study Abroad program designed to introduce participants to the beauty of the first culture to develop in the central Aegean Sea in Greece.