Week 6

Week 6

Sunday May 3rd

Sites Visited: Delphi (Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Panhellenic sanctuary)

Where did we stay tonight?: Delphi

Leaders: Chris Johnson and Kait Barber

Once upon a time in a mystical place called Delphi a group of Dartmouthids came to find out their future from the Pythia. The brave warriors Kait and Chris led them up to the oracle. First they passed through the Temple of Athena, where they successfully made a goat shiver (which meant they could see the oracle). Next they came to the ancient gymnasium where they took a quick swim in the pool. The sacred Kastalian spring purified the travelers and brought them creative genius. They walked past the treasuries and wartime monuments, up to the massive Temple of Apollo where the oracle waited inside. The Dartmouthids ventured inside, towards the legendary noxious gasses. Unfortunately, since this is all sacred, we can’t tell you what happened. With their happy future told, the Dartmouthids walked up to the stadium to watch the races and made a quick stop at the theater for a performance. Finally, they went to the museum to see the friezes, pediments and statues from ages before. With their divine knowledge gained from the oracle (and presentations from everyone along the way), their leaders took them back to their homes to sleep until tomorrow. 

Barbsky:

Poetic Delphi:

Day 43 Photo Gallery:

Chris fills everyone in on the history of Delphi at the beginning of our long day on the site.

Chris fills everyone in on the history of Delphi at the beginning of our long day on the site.

Kate covers the mythological background.

Kate covers the mythological background.

A votive bronze shows Odysseus escaping from Polyphemus in the Delphi museum.

A votive bronze shows Odysseus escaping from Polyphemus in the Delphi museum.

Prof. Christesen gives Dallis and Alex A. some tips as they prep for their afternoon presentation in the museum.

Prof. Christesen gives Dallis and Alex A. some tips as they prep for their afternoon presentation in the museum.

Jason thinks about his approach to the Dachaon monument.

Jason thinks about his approach to the Dachaos monument.

Ally and Jerry discuss their building, the Siphnian Treasury.

Ally and Jerry discuss their building, the Siphnian Treasury.

Joe and KT attacked by the opita cats during a mid-morning snack break.

Joe and KT attacked by the opita cats during a mid-morning snack break.

Joe and Alex A. trek down to the Marmaria area of the site.

Joe and Alex A. trek down to the Marmaria area of the site.

Alex M. kicks off the fun by presenting the enigmatic Tholos.

Alex M. kicks off the fun by presenting the enigmatic Tholos.

A very ancient olive tree in the xystos at Delphi.

A very ancient olive tree in the xystos at Delphi.

Lecture in the gymnasium

Lecture in the gymnasium

Processing down towards the swimming pool at the gymnasium.

Processing down towards the swimming pool at the gymnasium.

Just like a real vacation!

Just like a real vacation!

Relaxing by the pool.

Relaxing by the pool.

Prof. Christesen leads the group up to the sanctuary of Apollo.

Prof. Christesen leads the group up to the sanctuary of Apollo.

Alex A. and Dallis present the Athenian treasury.

Alex A. and Dallis present the Athenian treasury.

Ben: "the first temple of Apollo was made of bees."

Ben: "the first temple of Apollo was made of bees."

Current temple: not made of bees.

Current temple: not made of bees.

Just as Charlie prepares to wax poetic in the theater, a plague of locust-like Italian teenagers beseiges the area.

Just as Charlie prepares to wax poetic in the theater, a plague of locust-like Italian teenagers beseiges the area.

They turn out to be very serious about their site photography.

They turn out to be very serious about their site photography.

The poet is recruited to be an impromptu photographer.

The poet is recruited to be an impromptu photographer.

The pathos!!

The pathos!!

KT reaches back to her Minoanophile roots, hugging the pseudo-baetylic omphalos at Delphi.

KT reaches back to her Minoanophile roots, hugging the pseudo-baetylic omphalos at Delphi.

Kleobis (or Biton) in the Delphi museum.

Kleobis (or Biton) in the Delphi museum.

Ally presents the sculpture from the Siphnian treasury.

Ally presents the sculpture from the Siphnian treasury.

Kait checks out the chryselephantine statues in the museum.

Kait checks out the chryselephantine statues in the museum.

The Naxian Sphinx

The Naxian Sphinx

Jason gives the greatest lecture the Daochos monument has ever seen.

Jason gives the greatest lecture the Daochos monument has ever seen.

Kathryn inspects the Delphi charioteer.

Kathryn inspects the Delphi charioteer.

A tired but intellectually satisfied group at the end of the day.

A tired but intellectually satisfied group at the end of the day.

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