Alexander the Great & the Hellenistic Age

‘I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion’ – Alexander the Great

Overview

Join us for a Panoramic view of Alexander the Great’s life and legacy. Develop an understanding of the nexus between geography and imperialism in Alexander’s military accomplishments and territorial expansion; the development of a grand empire spanning from Egypt, Asia Minor to Mesopotamia and India. Ultimately, spreading Greek culture and language to form what can be referred to as the Macedonian Empire and/or Hellenistic World. Let us take a look at Alexander’s mentor; Aristotle, his works, and influence on Alexander the Great’s life, political strategies and career. Hold tight as we take you through time from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Periods by visiting Thessaloniki, Vergina, the burial site of the kings of Macedonia, Philippi, a UNESCO world heritage site, Stagira, the birthplace of Aristotle, and many more.

The Syllabus

1. Alexander the Great & Hellenistic Culture
2. Introduction to Aristotle’s philosophy
3. History of The Roman Empire

Programme highlights

• Travel in the footsteps of Alexander the Great; one of history’s brilliant military leaders and most powerful rulers

 

• Discover the historic place where Alexander III of Macedon was born and raised: once the majestic capital of ancient Macedonia; Ancient Pella

 

• Explore gems registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the city of Aigai and the Archaeological Site of Philippi

 

• Marvel at the Ancient Amphipolis, where in 2012 Greek archaeologists unearthed the biggest burial tumulus ever discovered in Greece!

 

• Visit fascinating archaeological museums, such as the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the stunning Archaeological Museum of Vergina, led by highly-qualified, licensed archaeologists

 

• Indulge in Alexander the Great, his mentor Aristotle and their heritage through intriguing certified seminars and workshops by enthusiastic lecturers

 

• Get lost in the breathtaking scenery of ancient Greece’s most sacred mountain, Olympus, the highest in Greece and the mythological home of the 12 Olympian Gods

Day 10 / Depart for home

What is included

• 3 US credits provided by the Hellenic American University

• 10 nights accommodation in hand-picked and well-located superior class hotels

• daily breakfast and lunch

• professionals e.g. licensed guides, professors and tour managers for seminars, guided tours and site visits

• entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites

• all sea and land transportation included in the itinerary above

• information material

• local taxes

• travel insurance

• transport to/from the airport

What is not included

• airfares to/from Greece

• anything not specified in the “what is included” section

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