The Adventures of The Great Connections in Greece and Italy Part 1
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 intermingled our experience of historical sites, such as the Acropolis, with discussions about our readings.
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."