The Department of Classics offers a J-term learning community in Turkey in January of 2003. Three courses will be offered: The History of Warfare by Prof. G. Daugherty (CLAS 226 = HIST 226), Ancient Epic by Prof. D. McCaffrey (FLET 201), and The Ancient City by Prof. J. Camp (CLAS 218 = ARTH 218). Students are invited to register for one or two of the three courses.
After a preliminary week of lectures, course work, reading, and assignments at R-MC, the core of the three courses will be a two-week excursion to Turkey. One week will be spent in Istanbul, capital city of two empires: Byzantine and Ottoman. Serving as the anchor for the course on the City, we will study the development and history of Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul from its foundation in the 7th century BC to the present metropolis of close to ten million inhabitants. Visits will be made to the significant ruins, churches, mosques, bazaars, palaces, and museums of the city. The fall of the city in 1204 during the 4th Crusade, its fall to the Ottomans in 1453, and the Military Museum will be part of the course on the History of Warfare. A trip up the Bosphoros will follow in the tracks of the Argonauts for the Ancient Epic course.
The second week will be spent along the west coast, where we will visit some of the great Greek and Roman cities of antiquity: Troy, Sardis, Priene, Pergamon, and Ephesus. Visits to ancient battle fields will enliven our studies in Ancient Warfare, while the Hellespont and Troy provide the setting for two of the greatest epics, the Iliad and the Aeneid.
A proposed preliminary itinerary is attached below. The anticipated cost, including airfare, hotels, guides, admissions to sites/museums, and land transportation is estimated at between $1950-2250; the final cost will depend on the number of participants. If you think you might be interested in this trip, please contact: . A preliminary orientation meeting, at which more information will be provided for those interested, is scheduled for .
Dan's PPT presentation on the trip
All About Turkey Many links to ancient Sites!
Jan. 14 PM flight to Istanbul (Plane)Jan. 15 Arrive Istanbul (Istanbul)Jan. 16 Istanbul (Istanbul)Jan. 17 Iznik, Bursa (Bursa)Jan. 18 Cyzicus, Granikos River (Canakkale)Jan 19 Gallipoli, Hellespont (Canakkale)Jan 20 Troy (Ayvalik)Jan 21 Pergamon (Seljuk)Jan 22 Priene, Miletos, Didyma (Seljuk)Jan 23 Ephesus (Seljuk)Jan 24 Sardis (Bursa)Jan 25 Izmit (Istanbul)Jan 26 Istanbul (Istanbul)Jan 27 (Istanbul)Jan 28 Bosphoros to Black Sea (Istanbul)Jan 29 Istanbul (Istanbul)Jan 30 Return to USA
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