1. Olympia, Greece: entry to the stadium
2. Olympia, Greece: ruins of housing for athletes. Wild chamomile.
3. Olympia: Ruins of Temple of Zeus, wild chamomile.
4. Delphi, Greece: Theatre near top of Mount Parnassus; site of poetry competitions during Pythian games.
5. Delphi: columns on winding path up mountain.
6. Mykenai on Peloponnese: exterior entry to Treasury of Atreus, a tholos (or beehive) tomb, built around 1600 BCE. Largest, highest uninterrupted space until Romans build Pantheon. Note the ashlar stonework, the post-and-lintel style with relief above the main lintel. Once the tomb was used, the entry was filled in so the tomb was hidden inside a natural hillside.
7. Mykenai: inside Treasury of Atreus, one of dozens of tholos tombs in the Peloponnese, many still unexcavated. Here the lintel alone weighs many tons. Height of Mykenaian empire about 1800 to 1350 BCE.
8. Mykenai: the hill fortress, legendary home to Agamemnon and Klytaimestra, commands a view reaching miles and miles. Entry to city is famous Lion Gate. Note the ashlar stones and huge lintels.
9. View from hill-fortress Mykenai across to the profile of Agamemnon in the mountains.
10. Delphi: The Charioteer of Delphi--bronze statue found with bronze chariot and four bronze horses, originally would have been at top of mountain in stadium (a level above theatre). Found
10. Charioteer discovered just off descent from top of Parnassus during late 1920s, now in museum at site. Charioteer excellent example of contrapposto.
11. Olympia, temple of Hera or of Zeus.
12. Delphi: the main temple dedicated to Apollo. Delphi supposedly lay at the center of the world, the navel, and here we find several navel stones amongst other statuary, some devoted to Apollo, some to Athene. The oracle herself, the Pythia, lived in basement of main temple and probably succumbed to trances because of the high sulfur content of water in the main stream, considered sacred, running below the temple.
Class: Sunday 10:45 - 11:45 am
David O. Stewart
Epic Of Gilgamesh
John N. Oswalt
John Shelby Spong
Lawrence Of Arabia
Richard P. Heitzenrater
Six American Poets
Summer Of 1787
T. E. Lawrence
William Carlos Williams