A Cruise to Ancient Greece and Turkey
Take part in an odyssey to the ancient windswept islands of Greece and the fabled coast of Turkey, where you will uncover the living legacy of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations and witness the stunning architectural achievements of the Byzantines.
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Jaclyn Maxwell earned her Ph.D. in History and the Program in the Ancient World at Princeton University, and her B.A. in History and Classics at Tulane University. She is currently Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Classics/World Religions at Ohio University (Athens, OH). Her research focuses on the social, intellectual and religious changes during the Late Roman Empire (~300-500 CE), with a particular interest in areas that are today Turkey and Syria. Her first book, Christianization and Communication in Late Antiquity: John Chrysostom and his Congregation in Antioch (Cambridge University Press in 2006) examined the social context of Christian preaching in the Roman Empire. Her teaching ranges from ancient Greece and Rome to thematic courses on World Religions that include contemporary events and problems.
Diane Cline is associate professor of History and an affiliated faculty member of the Digital Humanities Institute and the Capitol Archaeological Institute at the George Washington University. She teaches courses in the history of Greece with expertise on the city of Athens, Greek sanctuaries, Greek drama, and Greek biography with recent research on the social networks of Pericles, Socrates, and Alexander the Great. Her current work illuminates the aspects of society that promoted creativity and the diffusion of innovation in the city of Athens and in Greece more broadly in the Classical period. She also works in the digital humanities, teaching a seminar on digital cultural heritage. Professor Cline holds a BA from Stanford in Classics and a PhD from Princeton in the Program in Classical Archaeology and has been a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Professor Cline served as the Summer Session Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 1997, and was a Fulbright scholar in 1987-8 at the American School, where she studied Greek inscriptions in the National Museum in Athens for her dissertation. She has published a number of articles and a book entitled The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion (Oxford University Press). Professor Cline has served as a lecturer on Smithsonian Journeys to the Mediterranean including the Adriatic, the Aegean, and the Black Seas since 2001.