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History can involve studying one people, culture, or country in particular, but it also often involves general overviews of broad trends. Students of history may be required to conduct research in a specific topic.

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E-Learning University of Athens

This online course focuses on presenting the evolution of the Ancient Greek Theater starting from the 5th century BC till the 20th-21st century. Greek theatre, mostly dev ... [+]

An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future

This online course focuses on presenting the evolution of the Ancient Greek Theater starting from the 5th century BC till the 20th-21st century. Greek theatre, mostly developed in Athens, is the root of the Western tradition, while the word’s root also originates as Greek. It was part of a performance culture that evolved in classical Greece and included festivals, religious rituals, politics, funerals and many more.

The tragedy is also a word originated from Greece and as it turns out, the dramatic performances were really important to the Athenians.

The course answers to questions like In what context was ancient Greek drama written and produced in classical Athens? What were a performance tragedy and comedy like? What factors did contribute to the survival of a small number of ancient plays to present day? When did the first modern public production take place? Which are the most significant trends and tendencies observed in the staging of ancient Greek drama in modern times?... [-]

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6 weeks
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E-Learning University of Athens

Classical Greece is considered to be the influential culture which is linked with the foundation of modern Western culture and stands as the substructure of Western civil ... [+]

An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future

Classical Greece is considered to be the influential culture which is linked with the foundation of modern Western culture and stands as the substructure of Western civilization. A great number of ideas and practices that were conceived and elaborated during the Classical era, continue to play an important role in modern life. Vases, sculptures, written sources and other archaeological finds were the ultimate source that provided all the stages of their life and a fully detailed description of the ancient Greek citizen and that seems to be just one out of many reasons to find the ancient Greek culture so mesmerizing.

This online course aims to acquaint participants with the "core" of classical civilization, which is the foundation of western culture, through monuments by introducing the concepts of the ideal citizen, democracy, and philosophical thought as reflected theoretically and practically in ancient Greek religion.... [-]

Greece Athens
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9 weeks
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E-Learning University of Athens

The present course “An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future: The City & the Theatre” is a journey in Greek history and civilization, seen through the prism of the ... [+]

An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future

The present course “An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future: The City & the Theatre” is a journey in Greek history and civilization, seen through the prism of the classical city-state and ancient theatre. We start by learning about the city, including its development, structure and how the buildings were developed in the urban center and lastly the complexity of its architecture.

Further on, the lessons extend to the decisive role of religion in the Greek political life, where Gods and Heroes play a particular role in all the decisions taken for common activity and life. Gladly, we have full access to their daily life routine and their community values, due to vases, sculptures, written sources and other archaeological finds that provide us all the necessary details. Last but not least the course gives us a chance to examine how many of the lifestyles of ancient Greeks survive with stunning continuity in modern society.... [-]

Greece Athens
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15 weeks
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E-Learning University of Athens

This online course aims to offer a journey to the fascinating developments in Greek art from ca. 1200 to ca. 30 BCE. The participant will have a unique chance to learn th ... [+]

This online course aims to offer a journey to the fascinating developments in Greek art from ca. 1200 to ca. 30 BCE. The participant will have a unique chance to learn the very beginning of the Art developed in Greece and its evolution.

The course learning journey begins with the decoration of tombs, till the first jewelry design. Even if you’re new to all this, it will surely be a good start to discover such peculiar forms of art and even more, get one fine first taste of the Greek culture, which will make you ask for more.

Greek art is instantly recognizable worldwide, even though most non-specialists find it difficult to understand its development or even name some of its most typical examples. Looking at Greek art in museums, illustrated books or tv documentaries may be fun, though it can sometimes leave the viewer none the wiser as to its secrets. Why did the Greeks invent naturalism? Why did they paint their pots? Did they really exercise or even fight in the nude? In short, what is “Greek” about Greek art? The programme addresses these and many more questions through richly illustrated lectures and carefully planned assignments.... [-]

Greece Athens
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12 weeks
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E-Learning University of Athens

Old as humans, sacred as ancient rites, so valuable that they were considered gods' gifts to humankind, the olive tree and olive oil appeared in the Mediterranean Basin a ... [+]

Old as humans, sacred as ancient rites, so valuable that they were considered gods' gifts to humankind, the olive tree and olive oil appeared in the Mediterranean Basin and became dominant and permanent fixtures of its landscape. This course delves into history and culture of the olive tree and olive oil, while it emphasizes their nutritional value.

In this online course, you will learn how to classify olive oil according to its quality characteristics and how to produce high-quality olive oil. You will also learn how olive oil has been a source of inspiration and how several artists used it in order to create works of art from ancient times till today. The content of this course presents the varieties and characteristics of olives and the various types of olive oil that are destined to be consumed and used in recipes based on Mediterranean diet.... [-]

Greece Athens
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7 weeks
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E-Learning University of Athens

The present course will examine a number of models, mainly made of terracotta and scarcely of stucco, uncovered in Crete and Cyprus with references to respective Egyptian ... [+]

The present course will examine a number of models, mainly made of terracotta and scarcely of stucco, uncovered in Crete and Cyprus with references to respective Egyptian products in clay and wood. Their meaning will also be discussed. When it comes to models in clay – mainly as burial contributions but not exclusively in that use – we realize their importance to all Mediterranean cultures, however, slight differences are observed in each case and civilization. Models study includes:

The use of specific theme pattern, which varies from time to time and different circumstances at Crete while follows a repeated pattern in Cyprus. The different meaning that models perceive according to where they were produced The applied inventiveness of each model creator. ... [-]
Greece Athens
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E-Learning University of Athens

This online course addresses the issue of health, medical treatment and other therapeutical practices in the Eastern Mediterranean during later Prehistory, namely the 3rd ... [+]

Medical and other Therapeutical Practices in prehistoric eastern Mediterranean

This online course addresses the issue of health, medical treatment and other therapeutical practices in the Eastern Mediterranean during later Prehistory, namely the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC.

The programme presents the diseases - mainly physical and rarely mental – and the cure methods/practices in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Aegean.

On that aspect, we have the chance to realize the range and the depth of knowledge of people who lived during that era.

Each geographical region provides us with different pieces of information from varying sources– direct or non-direct – regarding diseases and their cure.... [-]

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4 weeks
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E-Learning University of Athens

When we refer to ancient Greek theatre, (comedy and drama) as ‘classical’, we tend to use this term in order to denote ancient Greek theatre’s power to never stop produci ... [+]

A Modern Approach

When we refer to ancient Greek theatre, (comedy and drama) as ‘classical’, we tend to use this term in order to denote ancient Greek theatre’s power to never stop producing reactions to people that are watching these theatrical plays and to people that still feel mentally excited when they read them.

This online course is designed carefully so that the language and the means used efficiently provide knowledge to anyone interested in ancient Greek theatre.

The participant will have the chance to meet the giants of human civilization through a dialogue with Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides accompanied by a presentation of their theatrical plays along with the importance of the Greek tragedy, a form of writing that had the ability to stare at the abyss of the human soul.... [-]

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8 weeks
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