Past Perfect
Reading
Inside Outside
Inside Outside

I have asked the group’s members to write what they find exciting about coming to Greece and I also feel like writing what it is that I find exciting about this trip of which I have been the local coordinator twice already and tried to help students experience the Greek way! Russell in his post […]

Horse-people and Wine Gods
Horse-people and Wine Gods

“I want to be the blue one, she’s beautiful! “No, I’m the one with flowers in her tail…” “…but why, Emma, I called it first…” “How ‘bout I be the blue horse-woman, and you can be the wine-guy on the donkey?” “I’m not playing, then.” “Fine, fine…why don’t you be the horse-girl, and I’ll be […]

Memorials to an Absent Past
Memorials to an Absent Past

After the group’s members published their first post (telling how each of us recalls first learning about a place called Greece, whether ancient or modern), our local coordinator, Vaia, sent us a message and proposed the topic of our second post. She wrote: “I was wondering what are you expecting to learn these three weeks, […]

Craftiness and Cannibalism
Craftiness and Cannibalism

So I remember hearing stories about wily gods and goddesses in the Greek pantheon, but “Greece” as an identifiable thing brings two images most clearly to mind.  Both are books. First: my father is an artist and an art history professor, and I remember the book From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History in […]

I’m Greek
I'm Greek

I suppose when you are asked to remember the first time you realized you were of a certain nationality is not that easy. I’m Greek I was born in Athens and grew up in Thessaloniki and it sure fills me with pride when, as a local coordinator of this trip, I’m asked to show around […]

Know Thyself
Know Thyself

It’s hard to say where my interest in Greece originates. I honestly can’t recall becoming aware of Greece, but I know I did at some point. Whether I had some idea of it as a child, I can’t say, but my increasing interest in Greece, well Ancient Greece, came from studying Greek and Roman mythology […]

Oedipus Rex: How to Appreciate your Mother
Oedipus Rex: How to Appreciate your Mother

Anything and everything I know about Greece is from mythology.  When I was but a young, impressionable lass, my parents used to coerce me into reading for a half hour before bed in order to help mold me into the genius I am today.  Upon my mother’s instruction, I read a picture book about the gods […]

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