Week 3

Week 5

Thursday April 23

Sites Visited: Perachora (Archaic and Classical sanctuary), Aigosthena (Classical fortifications), Plataia (Persian War battlefield)

Where did we stay tonight?: Thebes

Leaders: Alex Maceda and Dallis Fox

Kalimera, FSP insiders!

Gossip Greek here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of the FSP elite.

When April 23rd rolls around, that can only mean one thing: Perachora. With its private cove and multiphase Heraion, this ancient site is anything but ruined. But with the best panoramic views of the Corinthian gulf, will anyone remember A. and C.J.’s big day? Or will it be discarded like the Roman period remains? Well, C.J. sure made a big splash…

Spotted: Our two group leaders carrying a nutella-covered pound cake. Could it be to the birthday two? Maybe A. and C.J. weren’t forgotten after all. Did our two fearless leaders delay the celebration of the birthday for the next scenic cove, Alkionias that is? And we hear that the best preserved Classical tower at Aegosthena is the perfect backdrop for turning another year older…

Every FSPer fantasizes about finding her perfect battlefield. But since when did one of the most decisive battles of the Persian war occur in an inconsequential polis’ backyard? Not much to see here at Plataia, archaeologically that is. But the real story is always what’s happening in private. Perhaps the professor has a paper is in store…

Until next time,

You know you love me,

xoxo,

Gossip Greek

Group, meet Perachora:

Chris’s 23rd birthday plunge:

Mardooooooniiiiiiiiiiiiiius!:

Day 33 Photo Album:

Perachora

Perachora

Alex M. conducts leaderly duties at Perachora.

Alex M. conducts leaderly duties at Perachora.

Charlie captures the spirit of Perachora on film.

Charlie captures the spirit of Perachora on film.

Prof. Faro lectures in the birthday drizzle at Perachora.

Prof. Faro lectures in the birthday drizzle at Perachora.

Ally benefits from the informative signage at Perachora.

Ally benefits from the informative signage at Perachora.

Early remains at Perachora.

Early remains at Perachora.

Alex A. dwells in darkness amongst the chthonic deities of Perachora.

Alex A. dwells in darkness amongst the chthonic deities of Perachora.

A happy group enjoys the sights and beach at Perachora.

A happy group enjoys the sights and beach at Perachora.

Dear sir, it's a mollusk I've found!

Dear sir, it's a mollusk I've found!

Chris shows the group the meaning of birthday arete, braving the cold and shark-infested waters at Perachora

Chris shows the group the meaning of birthday arete, braving the cold and shark-infested waters at Perachora

Taking in the fine view of the Corinthian Gulf and Mts. Helikon and Parnassos from the lighthouse at Perachora.

Taking in the fine view of the Corinthian Gulf and Mts. Helikon and Parnassos from the lighthouse at Perachora.

Picnic lunch on the beach at Aigosthena

Picnic lunch on the beach at Aigosthena

This is what happens when you get chocolate cake in the gears of your professor's leatherman.

What happens when you get chocolate cake in the gears of your professor's leatherman.

Jerry presents on the Pentaskouphia plaques at the beach at Aigosthena.

Jerry presents on the Pentaskouphia plaques at the beach at Aigosthena.

Going to check out the well-preserved fortification circuit at Aigosthena.

Going to check out the well-preserved fortification circuit at Aigosthena.

Taking notes at Aigosthena.

Taking notes at Aigosthena.

Group at Aigosthena

Group at Aigosthena

Kait peers through an opening in a Byzantine structure built into the fortifications.

Kait peers through an opening in a Byzantine structure built into the fortifications.

Kait and Alex explore Aigosthena.

Dallis and Alex A. explore Aigosthena.

Charlie, KT, Kait, and Kate luxuriate in the ashlar isodomic masonry at Aigosthena.

Charlie, KT, Kait, and Kate luxuriate in the ashlar isodomic masonry at Aigosthena.

The battlefield of Plataia, site of many shenanigans.

The battlefield of Plataia, site of many shenanigans.

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