This interdisciplinary humanities course takes high schoolers to Greece for the study of ancient Greek drama in its literary and social contexts and its place of origin. Excursions to archaeological sites and museums in and around Athens supplement the classroom portion of the program, which is conducted on the island of Spetses. Program directors guide students in close readings and critical analysis of selected works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Language instruction in modern Greek is part of the curriculum, and participants may attend dance classes, poetry readings and festivals.
|Name||University of Chicago Traveling Academy|
|Program Focuses & Features||Archaeology, Drama, Greek|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||10-12|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 14-18|
|Director||Michaelangelo F. Allocca & Cynthia Rutz, Program Directors|
|Residential Fee||$7940, 3 weeks. College credit.|
|Dates & Sessions||June-July; 1 session, 3 weeks long|