Posts Tagged by travel
|October 24, 2019||Filled under Featured, History||
“There is a river, Indus, second of all rivers in the production of crocodiles. Darius, desiring to know where this Indus empties into the sea, sent ships manned by Scylax, a man of Caryanda, and others whose word he trusted”
So Herodotus introduces this voyage of exploration undertaken on behalf of the Persian empire. Read more…
|August 6, 2019||Filled under Featured, News||
Join Keith Stone and an intergenerational group of alums, current students, and HeroesX participants January 10–19, 2020, on a Harvard Alumni Association – Center for Hellenic Studies travel-study tour of Greece! The trip will begin in Nafplio and end in Thessaloniki, and its theme will be the development of scripts and of writing technologies. Read more…
|June 25, 2019||Filled under Featured, Travel||
….Thoughts on the recent Spring Break Trip. Professor Nagy is so knowledgeable and so able to communicate immense and complex subjects concisely that at the end of each day we all were stunned to learn just how much we actually covered. It was so wonderful to meet so many delightful and interesting people, each bringing their own background and viewpoints. Having participants with knowledge of business, photography, poetry, mathematics, archaeology, and literature, just to name a few, made it even more enriching. Read more…
|November 20, 2018||Filled under Featured, News, Travel||
Join Professor Gregory Nagy and a group of students, HeroesX participants, and alumni, March 15–23 2019, on the Harvard Alumni Travels – Center for Hellenic Studies Spring Break Trip 2019. Explore Greece’s famous archaeological sites and museums, and immerse yourself in the ancient history of this part of the world. Supplement your journey with selected readings from translations of Homer, Pausanias, and even some modern authors. Read more…
|November 26, 2017||Filled under Featured, News, Travel||
Join Professor Gregory Nagy and a group of students, HeroesX participants, and alumni, March 10–18, on the Harvard Alumni Travels – Center for Hellenic Studies Spring Break Trip 2018, an immersive, 9-day exploration of Greece!
What does it mean to go on the trip as an alumnus of HeroesX? Here are the impressions from a former HeroesX participant who went in 2017. Read more…
|November 16, 2016||Filled under Featured, Travel||
It seemed that when I watched TV programmes about Rome they featured gruesome death, sex, or communal toilets. Now I know that death, sex and toilets are part of life, but I did not want my first cruise to the Western Mediterranean, and my first trips to Rome and Pompeii, to focus on them. In preparation, I read Mary Beard’s Pompeii, and researched various places the ship would visit. I hoped for some interesting excursions, and was particularly looking forward to Italy. Read more…
|January 5, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured||
Hour 25 has two important learning opportunities to share with the community. We hope you will join us for one or both of these learning opportunities!
Join the 5th version of HeroesX which begins on January 6th.
Uncover Greece’s most important archaeological sites on an intergenerational trip. Read more…