The Adventures of The Great Connections in Greece and Italy Part 1

TGC Group 2018 at Athens Acropolis.jpg

Just the beginning..

Fifteen days of history, architecture, art, landscape, sun, sand and immortal camaraderie in Greece and Italy! Over the next few posts I'll be chronicling some of the innumerable activities, discussions, and encounters we had this summer on our Great Connections Seminar in Greece and Italy.

We wanted to know what features of the small society of Ancient Greece enabled it to develop reason, philosophy, freedom, and science, served as the foundation of individualism and modern civilization.

Here we're visiting the iconic Acropolis of Athens - up so high on a rocky outcropping it was the fortress of the ancient city.

 

 We read Will Durant's  The Life of Greece  in preparation for our trip and it gave us a rich, rich background from which to understand the country and its history - such as its crucial port of Piraeus, pictured above.

We read Will Durant's The Life of Greece in preparation for our trip and it gave us a rich, rich background from which to understand the country and its history - such as its crucial port of Piraeus, pictured above.

We intermingled our experience of historical sites, such as the Acropolis, with discussions about our readings.

 Ricardo Mihura, Marsha Familaro Enright, Liz Parker, & Ian Mihura at Piraeus, Greece.

Ricardo Mihura, Marsha Familaro Enright, Liz Parker, & Ian Mihura at Piraeus, Greece.

As traveler Ricardo Mihura, from Buenos Aires, said he most enjoyed "Reading and discovering new thoughts on something we all knew about using amazing material, like The Life of Greece."