Greece 101 (Relax, There Will Be No Test)
|Leaping ahead: Like this remarkable life-size bronze stallion and its boy rider — art and philosophy went through breathtaking changes in Ancient Greece. (This is one of many treasures to be found in Athens' National Archaeological Museum.)|
What we believe and how we live today is inextricably linked to the rich history of Ancient Greece. Discovering these centuries-old connections is one of the great rewards of any trip to Greece. Here are a few pages, excerpted from Rick Steves' Europe 101: History & Art for the Traveler, to help you painlessly raise your Travel I.Q.
Getting a Grip on the Golden Age of Athens
Chipping Away at Greek Sculpture
A Day in the Life of Ancient Greece
Eavesdropping on the Gods at Delphi