06 – Week Six (26 April-3 May)


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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Week 6

Week 6

Saturday May 2nd

Sites Visited: Eleusis (Attic sanctuary), Osios Loukas (Byzantine monastery)

Where did we stay tonight?: Delphi

Leaders: Joe Indvik and Alex Assaf

Today, we braved the depths of Hades and returned unscathed to the mortal world.  We ventured where the uninitiated were prohibited, on pain of death, for centuries.  We scoured the ancient ruins of Eleusis, the site of a mystery cult whose secrets have remained shrouded in darkness since its foundation in 725 B.C.  We entered the Telesterion, a large convention hall where the high-priest performed the rites of initiation in front of 3000 spectators.  We quickly shuffled past the Ploutonion, a dark and damp cave where the God of the Underworld was said to have come forth to abduct Persephone.  Out of grief, her mother, the goddess Demeter, stopped all living things on Earth from growing.  It was only after Zeus persuaded Hades to return the maiden that Demeter taught mankind the art of agriculture.  That first wheat crop must have been quite a surprise (see simulated reaction of villagers below).  Finally, we emerged changed men and women:  initiated and wise.  As Cicero wrote, “We learn in [the Mysteries] the principles of life, and from them acquire not only a way of living in happiness, but also a way of dying with greater hope.”

We then ventured west to Osios Loukas, a Byzantine monastery established in 946 A.D.  After a lucid introductory lecture about Byzantine architecture—you would be surprised how much debate can ensue over the difference between a “squinch” and “pendentive”—we embarked on a project.  The task:  compare and contrast a Byzantine painting on the roof of the church with the Classical aesthetic, then discuss which artistic tradition we prefer.  It was a wonderful opportunity to release the snobby art critic within us all.

We sit now near the famous site of Delphi, itching to see what is in store for us tomorrow.  Oh yeah, that’s right.  We’re all giving presentations.  All-nighters on an FSP?  There’s a first time for everything.

Lunch RUSH at Osios Loukas:

Day 42 Photo Gallery:

Kathryn, Jerry, Alex M., and Ben take notes at Eleusis.

Kathryn, Jerry, Alex M., and Ben take notes at Eleusis.

Chris asks a question while Ally and Alex A take notes in front of the Eleusinian acropolis.

Chris asks a question while Ally and Alex A take notes in front of the Eleusinian acropolis.

Ben and KT check out the outer court at Eleusis.

Ben and KT check out the outer court at Eleusis.

Jerry gives us his best "I love archaeology" smile at Eleusis.

Jerry gives us his best "I love archaeology" smile at Eleusis.

Marcus Aurelius reaches out from the past.  KT, Kait, and Alex M. are awed.

Marcus Aurelius reaches out from the past. KT, Kait, and Alex M. are awed.

Oh how tradition changes through the ages - why, Romans, oh why did you mess with the Triglyphs!?

Oh how tradition changes through the ages - why, Romans, oh why did you mess with the Triglyphs!?

Charlie documents the architectural remains of the inner propylon.

Charlie documents the architectural remains of the inner propylon.

The unitiated invade the Telesterion at Eleusis.

The unitiated invade the Telesterion at Eleusis.

Walking the walls of Eleusis.

Walking the walls of Eleusis.

Gazing down into the archaeological palimpsest of earlier Telesteria.

Gazing down into the archaeological palimpsest of earlier Telesteria.

Kait makes one of her patented "selfies" in the Telesterion.

Kait makes one of her patented "selfies" in the Telesterion.

Jason contemplates the sacred basket.

Jason contemplates the sacred basket.

Still life with group and piglet in the Eleusis museum.

Still life with group and piglet in the Eleusis museum.

Kait and Dallis discuss the secret rites of the Eleusinian mysteries.

Kait and Dallis discuss the secret rites of the Eleusinian mysteries.

Simulated reaction of villagers to Demeter's gift of grain.

Simulated reaction of villagers to Demeter's gift of grain.

Oh Eleusis amphora - look how "Nobody" blinds Polyphemus!

Oh Eleusis amphora - look how "Nobody" blinds Polyphemus!

...and this is why the back of the amphora is never seen in textbooks - thanks for pointing that one out, Charlie.

...and this is why the back of the amphora is never seen in textbooks - thanks for pointing that one out, Charlie.

Ben, Jerry, and KT think about how Eleusis compares to other Greek sanctuaries.

Ben, Jerry, and KT think about how Eleusis compares to other Greek sanctuaries.

Chris, Dallis, and Alex M. work on their assignment in the Telesterion.

Chris, Dallis, and Ally work on their assignment in the Telesterion.

Kathryn, Kait, and Alex M. follow suit.

Kathryn, Kait, and Alex M. follow suit.

Joe and Alex A. personify the grace and wit characteristic of all great leaders as they work to complete their Eleusis assignment.

Joe and Alex A. personify the grace and wit characteristic of all great leaders as they work to complete their Eleusis assignment.

Prof. Christesen lectures on Byantine art at Osios Loukas.

Prof. Christesen lectures on Byantine art at Osios Loukas.

The mosaics of Osios Loukas capture the students' collective gaze in the Katholikon.

The mosaics of Osios Loukas capture the students' collective gaze in the Katholikon.

Mosaic in the Katholikon at Osios Loukas.

Mosaic in the Katholikon at Osios Loukas.

Be-squinched dome in the Theotokos.

Be-squinched dome in the Theotokos.

Charlie and Ally work on their assignment in the cloisters outside of the Katholikon.

Charlie and Ally work on their assignment in the cloisters outside of the Katholikon.

Alex M. and Chris work industriously by the Katholikon.

Alex M. and Chris work industriously by the Katholikon.

The bell tower of Osios Loukas with the valley spreading out beyond.

The bell tower of Osios Loukas with the valley spreading out beyond.


Week 6

Week 6

Friday May 1st

Sites Visited: None (Everything closed for the holiday)

Where did we stay tonight?: Athens

Leaders: Kathryn Mammel and Jason Spellmire

Our schedule disrupted yet again by the unpredictable closure of Greek museums, we had the morning off only to be woken early anyway by the chanting of demonstrators in the street interspersed with the tunes of Greek jam bands. Your humble correspondents, expecting massive rioting, ventured out to Syntagma square to investigate the May Day festivities. Jason inadvertently wore a red T-shirt which probably accounts for the Molotov cocktail that was thrust into his hands prior to his being roughed up by a police officer in full riot gear…Just kidding, Mom!

In fact, we were disappointed to find nary a rock thrown. Instead we found Greeks milling about in the streets, hanging out with friends, listening to music, grilling out, and saying things over loud speakers about how hard their lives are and the brutality of a work week greater than 35 hours.

Not having the day off ourselves, we convened at 11:00 for an introductory lecture on the Iliad, spent the afternoon reading and writing about Book One, and reconvened for a group book discussion/therapy session in the early evening.
We dispersed around six to pack for the next two weeks and prepare for our presentations at Delphi Sunday late into the night with catchy socialist chants running through our minds while thinking how nice a 35 hour work week would be.

Kathryn and Jason join in the May Day festivities:

Day 41 Photo Gallery:

Protestors young and old gather in Syntagma square on May Day.

Protestors young and old gather in Syntagma square on May Day.

Greek men demonstrate for a 35-hour work week.

Greek men demonstrate for a 35-hour work week.

Greek men give thumbs up for May Day

Greek men give thumbs up for May Day

Jason in his socialist outfit at the May Day demonstrations

Jason in his socialist outfit at the May Day demonstrations

Students carry flags for a Greek socialist party.

Students carry flags for a Greek socialist party.

Everyone gathers in the hotel conference room for Iliad pre-discussion in the morning.

Everyone gathers in the hotel conference room for Iliad pre-discussion in the morning.

Scene about Athens.

Scene about Athens.

The tiny Anafiote "colony" perched on the side of the Acropolis.

The tiny Anafiote "colony" perched on the side of the Acropolis.

Flowers in bloom in "Anafaki" (Little Anafi)

Flowers in bloom in "Anafaki" (Little Anafi)

Typical Cycladic architecture in the shadow of the Acropolis.

Typical Cycladic architecture in the shadow of the Acropolis.

Alex M., KT, and Dallis at the early evening Iliad discussion

Alex M., KT, and Dallis at the early evening Iliad discussion

Joe, Ben, Alex, and Sarah look raptly on as Prof. Christesen discusses book 1 of the Iliad.

Joe, Ben, Alex, and Sarah look raptly on as Prof. Christesen discusses book 1 of the Iliad.


Week 6

Week 6

Thursday April 30th

Sites Visited: National Archaeological Museum

Where did we stay tonight?: Athens

Leaders: Dallis Fox and Ben Kahn

PCC Company Daily Report: 30 April 2009

0830:  The fourteen privates of PCC Company report for active duty, waiting on the orders from our fearless commander.  The soldiers are ready to depart, seemingly prepared for the day ahead of them but hopelessly ignorant of the struggles that await.

0839: Commander still M.IA.  Confusion abounds.

0842:  PCC Company departs. Destination: NAM.  (National Archaeology Museum).

0900: With NAM looming above, PCC Company receives the first piece of a cryptic message from those inside: NAM will be out of commission on 1 May 2009.  They brush the implications aside and return to their schedule.  The commander calls for a further investigation.

0905: Select members of the company begin to debrief the others on previous strategic research done back at the home base (a.k.a. Classics 19 projects).  The company is now up to speed on lebetes gamikoi (wedding vases), archers, owls, piloi (funny hats), Dionysus columns, and gymnasia—all critical pieces of intelligence that the FSP’s survival could depend on.

1200: The company is deployed to scavenge for food around NAM.

1300: Return to NAM ready for battle.  Commander splits the company into seven efficient units, each deployed to a separate wing of NAM to complete their individual missions.  The task: defend the seven most crucial pieces of stone in NAM (i.e. discuss important Greek marble sculpture and persuade fictitious donors to buy the pieces).

1530: Another mission complete.  PCC Company prepared to take leave for the day.  Commander intercepts yet another message from NAM, and confirms NAM’s status for the following day.  The company deciphers this message and concludes that the mission formerly scheduled for 1 May must be completed by 2200.

1545:  PCC Company breaks back up into its efficient units to take on its most treacherous and frightening mission yet (designing a guidebook for NAM sculpture).

1600:  The privates of PCC Company wander aimlessly through the bowels of NAM…morale is low.

1800:  The privates are shuffled out of NAM in a daze and return to their barracks to finish their mission, with all documentation in the field complete.

2030: T-minus 1.5 hours.  The company has been on duty for a full 12 hours.  The troops grow weary but refuse to surrender

2200:  Mission Accomplished!

Privates Begly and Kahn defend the Diadoumenos from unworthy attackers:

Privates Spellmire and Holroyd make a valiant last stand:

Day 40 Photo Gallery:

Private Mammel lets the rest of the company in on her inside knowledge of archers.

Private Mammel lets the rest of the company in on her inside knowledge of archers.

Private Fox debriefing the company on lebetes gamikoi.

Private Fox debriefing the company on lebetes gamikoi.

An unlikely invader within the fortress of the NAM

An unlikely invader within the fortress of the NAM

Primary objective: the Nikandre Kore, briefing by PCC.

Primary objective: the Nikandre Kore, briefing by PCC.

Chris and Alex M. take thought of a riposte.

Chris and Alex M. take thought of a riposte.

Ben and Ally arbit taste.

Ben and Ally arbit taste.

Jerry and Kathryn suss out the major selling points of "the last kouros".

Jerry and Kathryn suss out the major selling points of "the last kouros".

Joe and Kait practice their pitch.

Joe and Kait practice their pitch.

KT and Jason try to figure out why this boy is "pressing a duck."

KT and Jason try to figure out why this boy is "pressing a duck."

Dallis takes a moment away from protocal to check out a statue from the temple of Nemesis at Rhamnous.

Dallis takes a moment away from protocal to check out a statue from the temple of Nemesis at Rhamnous.

Joe inspects the omphalos Apollo.

Joe inspects the omphalos Apollo.

Charlie and Kate make the case for the supremacy of the Archaic aesthetic.

Charlie and Kate make the case for the supremacy of the Archaic aesthetic.

The kouros in question.

The kouros in question.

Let me tell you why you should buy this kouros...

Let me tell you why you should buy this kouros...

Alex A. and Dallis with the Nikandre kore.

Alex A. and Dallis with the Nikandre kore.

The sculpture galleries.

The sculpture galleries.

Private Barber goes for their pocketbooks.

Private Barber goes for their pocketbooks.

Diadoumenos

Diadoumenos

"A fluid cycle of boy and duck." - KT Holroyd

"A fluid cycle of boy and duck." - KT Holroyd

The little refugee.

The little refugee.

Group and sculptural group.

Group and sculptural group.

What do you get when you cross a chicken with a woman with a siren?

What do you get when you cross a chicken with a woman with a siren?


Week 6

Week 6

Wednesday April 29th

Sites Visited: Numismatic Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Athenian Agora

Where did we stay tonight?: Athens

Leaders: Ally Begly and Jerry Guo

This morning the group awoke bright and early, enlivened by the scent of fresh Tang wafting down the steps from the 10th floor breakfast buffet. After getting our monthly intake of fresh fruit at breakfast, Professor Christesen bestowed upon us a special welcome back gift: an assignment on the Agora, Athens’ ancient market place and civic center. There is nothing like writing in the morning or drawing dozens of (extremely) rough building plans to get the day started off right. After finishing our assignment, we went to the Numismatics Museum, also known as Heinrich Schliemann’s fabulous Athenian mansion, modeled after a Minoan palace and/or a Pompeiian villa (he had to spend that Crimean War money somehow).[1] Jason enlightened us with a SPELLbinding tale (get it?) about Septimius Severus’ coinage. He gave a dramatic and inspiring lecture, despite the lack of actual Septimius Severus coinage. After bidding farewell to the Museum and Schliemann’s abode, we mounted an expedition to the National Museum. Following the FSP vow of “No Man Left Behind” Jerry and Professor Christesen scoured the city for CJ (who was actually left behind). Everything turned out well in the end as we all met up at the National Museum at the exact right moment. Ally and Jerry sat with the bags as the rest of the group went in to look at pottery for their upcoming presentations. After the National Museum, we hopped on the subway and ate a quick gyro at Monastiraki. Then it was on to the Agora to meet Dr. David Scahill once again, who was unfortunately sans his trademark hat. Dr. Scahill gave us a great lecture on the various buildings in the Agora and also allowed us access to the top-secret basement pottery stores of the excavations. We looked at billions of transport amphorae, and also saw the old excavation notebooks. Then we ventured out into the Agora itself and saw the remains of a number of virtually all of the major ancient buildings, including the Stoa of Attalos (the Hellenistic shopping mall) and the Hephaisteon. After a quick look in the museum, we negotiated a wake up time for tomorrow and headed back to the Astor for dinner, or into the welcoming if slightly Euro-techno atmosphere of Chroma to use the internet. Back to the National Museum tomorrow to finish up our student presentations.



[1] We used Wikipedia to come up with this joke, so you will probably need Wikipedia to understand it.
Lecture in the Agora:

Day 39 Photo Gallery:

Jason presents on the African issues of Septimius Severus at the Numismatic museum in Athens.

Jason presents on the African issues of Septimius Severus at the Numismatic museum in Athens.

Presenter action pose.

Presenter action pose.

The splendour of Schliemann's mansion/the Numismatic museum, all decked out in Pompeiian third style fresco.

The splendour of Schliemann's mansion/the Numismatic museum, all decked out in Pompeiian third style fresco.

Charlie decides he likes the Dupondius the best.

Charlie decides he likes the Dupondius the best.

A bust of Lucius Verrus surveys the scene.

A bust of Lucius Verrus surveys the scene.

Alex M., Alex A. and Kate explore the upper story of the Stoa of Attalos at the Athenian Agora.

Alex M., Jason, and Kate explore the upper story of the Stoa of Attalos at the Athenian Agora.

Perennail FSP favorite David Scahill explains a model of the Athenian Agora to the group.

Perennial FSP favorite David Scahill explains a model of the Athenian Agora to the group.

The Hephaisteion looms behind the Agora model.

The Hephaisteion looms behind the Agora model.

Kathryn, Alex A., Jerry, and Ben inside the conservation lab in the Stoa of Attalos.

Kathryn, Alex A., Jerry, and Ben inside the conservation lab in the Stoa of Attalos.

In amongst the study collection in the Stoa.

In amongst the study collection in the Stoa.

Transport amphorae aplenty in the basement storerooms of the Stoa of Attalos.

Transport amphorae aplenty in the basement storerooms of the Stoa of Attalos.

The cavernous depths of the Agora storerooms.

The cavernous depths of the Agora storerooms.

David Scahill points out an interesting inscription to the students.

David Scahill points out an interesting inscription to the students.

Joe, Jerry, and Dallis examine the remains of the ballot box and courtroom in the basement of the Stoa.

Joe, Jerry, and Dallis examine the remains of the ballot box and courtroom in the basement of the Stoa.

A reproduction of a juror's ballot hangs near the courtroom remains in the basement of the Stoa.

A reproduction of a juror's ballot hangs near the courtroom remains in the basement of the Stoa.

Jerry observes a group of Greek children in the Agora.

Jerry observes a group of Greek children in the Agora.

Lecture at the Tholos in the agora, with the Acropolis looming overhead.

Lecture at the Tholos in the agora, with the Acropolis looming overhead.

Acanthus plant growing in the Agora.

Acanthus plant growing in the Agora.

Urban archaeology rears its rebar-crested head in the Agora.

Urban archaeology rears its rebar-crested head in the Agora.

David Scahill explains the history of the temple of Mars in the Agora.

David Scahill explains the history of the temple of Mars in the Agora.

Faunal residua at the temple of Mars

Faunal residua at the temple of Mars

At the Hephaisteion

At the Hephaisteion

Kaineus gets it at the Hephaisteion.

Kaineus gets it at the Hephaisteion.

Marvelling at the impressive masonry at the well-preserved Hephaisteion.

Marvelling at the impressive masonry at the well-preserved Hephaisteion.

Ben enjoys the vistas of Lykavittos hill and the Stoa of Attalos from the Hephaisteion.

Ben enjoys the vistas of Lykavittos hill and the Stoa of Attalos from the Hephaisteion.

Jason connects with his inner aristocrat via a Geometric horse pyxis at the Agora museum.

Jason connects with his inner aristocrat via a Geometric horse pyxis at the Agora museum.

Kathryn and Joe in the Agora museum.

Kathryn and Joe in the Agora museum.

Meta-pottery at the Agora museum.

Meta-pottery at the Agora museum.

Sweet dudes.

Sweet dudes.


Week 6

Week 6

Tuesday April 28th

Sites Visited: None/Various (Free day)

Where did we stay tonight?: Athens

Leaders: Alex Maceda and Katie Holroyd

There once was a battlefield paper
That the FSP put off ‘til later.
So on their free day,
In cafes they did stay,
Writing of theoretical capers.

Today was our day off. We had a paper due at 5pm. Many of us picked up our laundry. Many stayed in internet cafes. Some ate delicious pasta for dinner. PCC returned.

KT gets her laundry!

KT gets her laundry!

An intense printing and discussion session in room 309

An intense printing and discussion session in room 309


Week 6

Week 6

Monday April 27th

Sites Visited: Eretria (Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic city-state), Marathon (Persian War battlefield)

Where did we stay tonight?: Athens

Leaders: Charles Clark and Kait Barber

Today was the grand finale in our whirlwind tour of Central Greece. Our scheduled visit to the site and museum at Eretria evolved into a series of fencehoppings, when our Swiss guide failed to appear. At the site, we were divided into pairs and commissioned to read and present on some of the well-preserved Classical and Hellenistic buildings including houses, a theater, a gymnasium, and the temple of Apollo Daphnephoros. Having completed our tour of Eretria, we traveled back to Attica from Euboea via a short ferry ride.

            The next stage of our day’s festivities was a lecture at the site of Marathon, where a combined force of Athenians and Plateans defeated the forces of Darius in the First Persian Invasion. We were able to see a large tumulus where the fallen Athenians had been buried. Unfortunately a large fence made it difficult to explore the area. After another dramatic reading by Assaf we climbed on the bus and headed back to Athens.

            Back in Athens we all relaxed and did various things. After napping and catching up on the internet, some of us headed out to a noodle place for dinner. With tummies full everyone headed off to bed.  

Day 37 Photo Gallery:

Prof. Faro explains the morning's assignment shortly after arrival at Eretria.

Prof. Faro explains the morning's assignment shortly after arrival at Eretria.

Dallis and Alex M. head for the theater, while Jason and Kathryn focus on the "human drama" of Eretrian domestic architecture.

Dallis and Alex M. head for the theater, while Jason and Kathryn focus on the "human drama" of Eretrian domestic architecture.

Flora a-plenty at the overgrown site of Eretria.

Flora a-plenty at the overgrown site of Eretria.

An old wagon, overgrown like everything else at Eretria.

An old wagon, overgrown like everything else at Eretria.

Charlie consults his notes while Dallis, KT, Joe, and Chris look on with bemusement.

Charlie consults his notes while Dallis, Kait, Joe, and Chris look on with bemusement.

Waiting for Eretria presentation inspiration.

Waiting for Eretria presentation inspiration.

Prof. Faro provides a visual aid while Ben and KT present on a Hellenistic house at Eretria.

Prof. Faro provides a visual aid while Ben and KT present on a Hellenistic house at Eretria.

Kathryn explains the phasing of one of the houses at Eretria.

Kathryn explains the phasing of one of the houses at Eretria.

KT presents while Kate and Joe listen at Eretria.

KT presents while Kate and Joe listen at Eretria.

Dallis admire's Ben's "graceful" fence-jumping technique.

Dallis admire's Ben's "graceful" fence-jumping technique.

Alex goes for the fence-hopping gold...

Alex goes for the fence-hopping gold...

...he sticks the landing!  And the crowd goes wild.

...he sticks the landing! And the crowd goes wild.

Scenic vista at Marathon Lake.

Scenic vista at Marathon Lake.

Group photo at Marathon lake.

Group photo at Marathon lake.

Alex A. brings the past to life with a semi-dramatic reading of Herodotus at Marathon.

Alex A. brings the past to life with a semi-dramatic reading of Herodotus at Marathon.

Unfortunately, Marathon had a case of the Mondays.

Unfortunately, Marathon had a case of the Mondays.

If the FSP had an Homeric epithet, this might be it.

If the FSP had an Homeric epithet, this might be it.

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