Dates: May 29 - June 5, 2016
Meet/Depart: Rome, Italy
Price:$3,745/person (DO)$4,245/person (SO)
Combines With: Foundations of Western Civilization: GreeceShakespeare in Depth
We begin this sojourn at the forum, the enduring heart of the mighty empire which, at its peak, extended from the Scottish firths and the cold North Sea to the sands of the Sahara, the rivers Nile and Euphrates, and beyond. It endured, in one guise or another, for nearly two thousand years —and indeed, in a cultural sense endures to this day. This is because Rome’s legacy is arguably more significant than that of any previous civilization and understanding the Romans is paramount to understanding ourselves. Join us for a fascinating week in Southern Italy as we explore the Roman foundations of western civilization and uncover the very real, lasting connection between the ancient world and our own.