BA course Greece. Cradle of civilization?

A critical introduction to Ancient Greek Culture and its relevance in the modern world.

05feb2018 23mrt2018


Course for BA-students from all Dutch Universities, with at least 48 EC in the Humanities. The Netherlands Institute at Athens and the University of Amsterdam organize this course.


During the classes, aspects of Greek Archaeology, Mythology, History, Politics, Literature, etc. will be introduced on a general level. Apart from the ancient context in which these aspects originated, we will discuss their modern relevance. Concepts such as Democracy, Philosophy, Theatre and even Ajax or Heracles still resonate today and their significance will be topic of discussion.

This 6 ECTS course will consist of a series of classes (twice a week) about different aspects of Greek Culture (Prehistory, Homer, Democracy, Theatre, Architecture, Religion etc.). The classes will be coupled with reading assignments.

Classes will take place at the University of Amsterdam in semester 2 from 5 February to 23 March 2018. It includes an excursion to Greece, from 11 to 17 March 2018.

Registration and deadline application 3 December 2017

The course can host up till 25 participants.
UvA-students can register for the course between 5-19 December through the study guide.
Students from other Dutch universities have to register at the University of Amsterdam. They can apply for the course, before 4 December, at the Netherlands Institute by sending the application form, which can be found on the NIA website. Registration as a minor student at UvA will follow later.

More information

For more information you can contact the coordinator of the course, dr. Gert Jan van Wijngaarden ( or the Netherlands Institute at Athens ( ).

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