Program

OUTLINE OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME

 

THE “HERODOTUS” SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME

 

Greco-Persian Wars: Geopolitical & Strategic Approaches of the International System in 5thc BC

 

DAY – TIME ACTIVITIES VENUES
SUNDAY ARRIVAL
20:00 Arrival of participants
Transportation from AIA to hotel (see arrival details)
Welcome drink (hotel reception) (1)
Free time
Athens Int. Airport (AIA)
MONDAY INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAMME
09:30 Structure and aims of the course, and of the key concepts that will be used
Presentations:
Georgios Geroulis, PhD, Mechanical Eng. & Computing Eng., ΜPhil in Strategic Studies, Leicester University UK
Kleanthis Kyriakidis
Hellenic Naval War College Director of Studies
Christy Emilio Ioannides, MSc
– Greco-Persian Wars (introduction)- Origins of the conflict, Main campaigns and battles
– The Geopolitics in ancient Mediterranean
– Grand Strategies of Athens and the Persian Empire
Applied Operational Analysis in Strategic and Tactical Level of the Battles in Marathon and Thermopylae
Athens War Museum
13:00 Lunch group  (1)
Tour (guided) of the Athens War Museum
Sarogleion
20.00 Walking in the pedestrian below the Acropolis and visit to Pnyka hill – Plaka by night Plaka (Athens old city)
TUESDAY BATTLE OF MARATHON
08:30 – 09:30 Transport to Marathon (by bus via route of the Marathon)
09:30
Swimming in Marathon – Lunch group (1)
Return to hotel – Free time
Naval Officers Club
WEDNESDAY BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE
07:30 – 09:30 Transport to Thermopylae by bus
09:30 Historic framework, battle conduct, leadership, tactics, weapon technology, conclusions
(Kleanthis Kyriakides, PhDc in Political Islam, University of the Aegean,
Secretary General of the Hellenic Commission on Military History,MPA, Harvard Kennedy School)Visit (guide) to Museum and the Monument of ThermopylaeSwimming in Kamena Vourla – Lunch groupVisit to Plataea battlefield: Analysis of the Battle
Thermopylae
(area of the battlefield)
Return to hotel – Free time Athens
THURSDAY ANCIENT ATHENS’S STATE AND FLEET ORGANIZATION
09:30 Visit (guided) to the reconstructed ancient Athenian trireme “Olympias”
Analysis of the technology and the use of the triremesVisit (guided) to Piraeus, Museum of Maritime History and the    ancient ship sheds.Lunch groupVisit (guided) to National Archaeological Museum of AthensReturn to hotel – Free time
Park of Maritime Tradition
Piraeus (Themistocles coast)
Hellenic Naval Academy
Visit (guided) to National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Return to hotel – Free time

Athens
FRIDAY BATTLE OF SALAMIS
08:30 – 09:30 Transport to Salamis island Salamis island
09:30 Historic framework, battle conduct, leadership, tactics, weapon technology, conclusions

Swimming in a Salamis island’s beach – Lunch group

Transport to the hill of Egaleo – (Throne of Xerxes)

Hill of Egaleo
Visit (guided) to National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Return to hotel – Free time

Athens
SATURDAY Visit (guided) to Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
Free time
Departure of Participants
Acropolis & museum