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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 Santorini, Greece.  Credit: Zachary Duffy  Santorini, Greece.  Credit: KJ DiLuigi  The incomparable Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens  Ephesus, Turkey.  Credit: Sandra Frankel  Hot air balloon over Cappadocia. Credit: Ting Cai

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Diane Cline

Diane Cline

Sep 28 - Oct 6, 2015

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. Diane holds a B.A. from Stanford in Classics and a Ph.D. from Princeton in the Program in Classical Archaeology and has been a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. She 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. Diane has published a number of articles and a book entitled The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion (Oxford University Press). She has served as an expert on Smithsonian Journeys tours to the Mediterranean, including the Adriatic, the Aegean, and the Black Seas since 2001.