“HERODOTUS” Summer Courses 2019 – “Greco-Persian Wars: Geopolitical & Strategic Approaches of the International System in the 5th c. BC”2018-07-31T12:16:56+00:00

“HERODOTUS” Summer Courses 2019 – “Greco-Persian Wars: Geopolitical & Strategic Approaches of the International System in the 5th c. BC”

“HERODOTUS” is an interdisciplinary course that combines history, strategy, geopolitics, war- fare, international relations, leadership and cultural studies. As such it provides a comprehensive examination of the 5th c. BC conflicts between the Greeks (Hellenes) and the Persian Empire, in relation to the modern geostrategic environment of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

The course is aimed at students with a special interest in the ancient history, strategy and geopolitics, military officials and cadets, historians, researchers and to each interested person.

The course will cover, among others:

  • The geopolitics of the ancient Mediterranean and the geopolitical importance of the Eastern Mediterranean – Middle East strategic environment in the course of History.
  • The grand strategies of the Greek city-states and the Persian Empire
  • Α comparative analysis of the Leader
  • The origins of the conflict and the main campaigns, the morphology of the battlefields, the conduct of the battles, the tactics etc.
  • The ancient weapon technology, the ancient Athenian triremes and their technology.
  • Visits to battlefields, archaeological sites and relevant museums. Participants will have the opportunity to:
    • visit, during the course, some of the most famous battlefields of history: Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea
    • examine the conduct and the analysis of the battles in the exact battlefields they actually took place
    • visit to the relevant museums amplifying the learning experience

A group of military historians, militaries and specialists in battle analysis, strategic studies, international relations and geopolitics are gathered together to re-enact the historic battles of the Greco-Persians Wars.

Course Program: 

OUTLINE OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME

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 AthensReturn 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, conclusionsSwimming 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 AthensReturn to hotel – Free time Athens
SATURDAY Visit (guided) to Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
Free time
Departure of Participants
Acropolis & museum

Course Info:

Course Dates: 

  1. Monday 24 June – Saturday 29 June 2019
  2. Monday  30 June – Saturday 6 July 2019

Location: Athens city center – Greece

Working language: English

Participation Fee: 

Early Participation Fee Until 31/01/2019: Late Participation Fee from 01/02/2019 and onwards:

Including Hotel Accommodation – Double/Sharing Room:

750

825

Including Hotel Accommodation – Single Room: 

850

€935

No Hotel Accommodation: 

 €330

€363

The participation fees include:

  • Hotel accommodation (3* Hotel in Athens City Center for 6 nights & breakfast is included)
  • Transportation and visits
  • Documentation and other training aids
  • Coffee breaks and working meals, lunches (1), a welcome drink, a farewell dinner
  • Admission and guiding fee to museums and archaeological sites
  • Course’s Certificate of Attendance

Meals:

  • Should you require a special menu (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic), please note it in the Registration Form.

Registration: 

More Info : http://herodotuscourse.gr/