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City, Country, Borders 2010

City, Country, Borders is a unique summer field course that began in the heart of Rome, continued to the citadels and countryside around Nafplion, Greece, and concluded with an archaeological exploration along the Roman borders in the north of England at Hadrian's Wall.

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Combining archaeology, literary studies, philosophy and performance with the itinerant craft once prevalent with the Grand Tour, the course took place over a five week period from June 8 to July 14, 2010.

The first ten days were spent within earshot of the Forum in Rome.

Based in the old Venetian and Turkish port town of Nafplion (Greece's first capital), the next two weeks took in the monumental sites of Mycenae, Argos, Epidauros and Corinth along with the forgotten places and paths associated with the Greek Countryside. In addition, we stayed for two nights by the acropolis in Athens.

Finally, the last ten days were spent learning the practices of archaeological excavation at the Roman fort of Binchester along Hadrian's Wall.

  • Counted for CLAS 3330 World of Rome, CLAS 3320 World of Greece and CLAS 4310 the archaeology of Roman Borders
  • The course was lead by Professors Don Lavigne and Christopher Witmore of Texas Tech University in association with Professor Corby Kelly of Macalester College

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