PHILOSOPHY SUMMER SEMINARS IN ATHENS
CYA JUNE 5th - JULY 1st 2017
WINTER VOULA DIG 2017
STUDENT CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PAPERS
GREECE & BEYOND: NOTIONS OF IDENTITY
Daphne Matziaraki, a Greek documentary filmmaker who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, returned to Greece last fall to make a film about the refugee crisis. She followed a coast guard captain for three weeks and filmed during harrowing rescues. The New York Times featured Matziaraki’s complete documentary.
The Greeks LOVE their cheese. Since being here, I’ve had cheese in Tiropita (cheese pie), crumbled on salads, and in Spanikopita (spinach pie), and every bit of each has been delicious. It is so plentiful in the meals here, and even a part of Greek history. Ancient Greeks had a god, Aristaios, dedicated to the craft of making cheese! In order to do my part in this homage to cheese, I decided to put together my own Greek cheese platter. I absolutely love making cheese platters for myself, friends, or for entertaining guests. They are very easy to make and you can’t really mess them up!! Plus, they taste delicious.
CYA will be hosting the first of it’s series of public lectures for 2017: “Bronze Age and Archaic Boeotia: New Research at Ancient Eleon” by Brendan Burke Associate Professor and Department Chair of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria and CYA Alumnus 1989.
I think we can all pretty much recognize a Greek tragedy when we see one. The classic three-part play detailing the rise and eventual downfall of the hero. And with that the perilous effects and disastrous consequences that follow.
During my first week here in Greece, Athens has led me to make so many new discoveries about the place and its culture. CYA has done an amazing job in integrating us students with the rich Greek life around us in a short amount of seven days. After taking my camera along and adventuring, here are a list of things I have discovered:
Welcome to Athens, Greece! The city that never sleeps, except between the times of 2 and 5pm. It has been a rocky start for me here in Athens, I will not lie, but as the days go by I am starting to settle into this foreign city I will be calling home for the next 4 months.