Classics Students travel to Greece

RL Classics students took their studies to the open air in an exploration of the monuments of Ancient Greece over two weeks following the close of school. Led by department chair Jamie Morris-Kliment, the group covered a lot of ground.


Beginning with Athens and a meal overlooking the Athenian Agora, the boys took in Eleusis, Ismthia, and the ancient city of Corinth. Nemea, Mycene, and Tiryns followed, then Epidaurus and Olympia. While in Nafplio for two nights, some of the boys swam while others hiked up to the Venetian fort overlooking the city.


A major highlight in Olympia was a race the boys conducted in the original Olympic stadium (see video). Between visits to Olympia and the Oracle in Delphi they spent an afternoon on the beach of the Ionian Sea, surfing the waves and playing beach ball. Before returning home, they traveled to the Temple of Poseidon on the southern tip of Attica at Cape Sounion, and afterward swam in the Aegean Sea. See photos from the trip.