ARCH 392 / ARTH 392

The Dawn of Greek Art, From Homer to the Persian Wars (Athens, Paros, Naxos)

Major Discipline(s):
Archaeology, Art
Summer Session I (May 27 - June 22, 2019)
This course explores the early development of Greek art (ca. 750 – 480 BCE) against the backdrop of the formative period of Greek civilization: The Rise of the Polis, the Age of Colonization, and the emergence of Athens as a cultural and artistic center. This course is intended for majors in Classics, Art History, Archaeology, or Museum Studies/Cultural Heritage.



This course requires a minimum enrollment of 10, with a maximum enrollment of 12.

*CYA reserves the right to cancel any course that fails to achieve minimum enrollment by April 1.  Students are advised not to purchase non-refundable airline tickets before early April.


 60 contact hours

Fee Discounts

  •     $100 per course for students who submit their application with full payment postmarked on or before March 1.
  •     $100 per course for students who enroll and participate in two CYA summer  courses.
  •     $250 per course for students from public universities
  •     $100 per course for CYA semester students who enroll in a summer course

Essential Information

The course starts in Athens on Monday May 27 and ends in Athens on Saturday June 22. Transportation between Athens, Paros and Naxos as well as during day excursions is included in the course fee.

Enrolled students will have access to detailed arrival information prior to departure that will include directions to the Academic Center and other practical information about the course. CYA recommends the following websites for general information about Athens and Greece: and;  about Paros :,, and; and about Naxos:

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course involves extensive travel.  Be wary of overpacking.  Pack only what you can carry comfortably, because you will be required to check- in and out of accommodations for each stay / travel segment of this course. 


The CYA Academic Center is located next to the Athens Marble Stadium and houses classrooms, the library, the student lounge and cafeteria, computer facilities (including wireless access for those students who choose to bring laptop computers), laundry facilities, and administrative offices. The Academic Center is accessible Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Sunday 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Housing & Meals

While in Athens, students are housed within walking distance of the CYA Academic Center in either CYA student apartments located in the Pangrati neighborhood of central Athens or in hotel accommodations arranged by CYA. CYA apartments are simply furnished and equipped with a full kitchen and air-conditioned bedrooms. Towels, linens and housekeeping service will be provided.

A full mid-day meal will be served weekdays in the CYA cafeteria between the hours of 12:00-3:00 p.m. A welcome and a farewell dinner are also included.

While traveling, hotel accommodations will be in simple 2- or 3-star hotels, double- or triple-occupancy, in air-conditioned rooms with breakfast included. No other meals included while traveling.  Wi-fi at hotels is usually available only at the common areas.


Arrival: Monday May 27
2:00 p.m.: Check-in at CYA and move into your apartments

6:00 p.m.: Meet at the CYA Academic Center for Orientation session followed by a welcome dinner, offering students the opportunity to meet their Professor and fellow students.

Class begins: Tuesday May 28

May 31-June 1: Trip to Delphi (1 night, 2 days)
June 9-13 : Trip to Paros and Naxos (4 nights, 5 days)

Last Day of Class: Friday June 21
Last class and final examination. Farewell lunch.

Departure: Saturday June 22
Accommodations available till 12:00 noon.