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Italy and Greece in 2006

May 17 through May 31, 2006, Robert Kibler, Associate Professor of English and Humanities, traveled with 6 students through Italy and Greece. They tossed coins in the Trevi Fountain, walked the Sacred Way through the Roman Forum, tip-toed through the Hall of Maps in the Vatican, took tea near the Spanish Steps, and spent the evening strolling the stone streets of the Trasavere district in Rome. After Rome, the group traveled for the day to the island of Capri, off the coast of Naples, and sailed around the island before heading for Pompeii, site of the great volcanic eruption in 79 C.E.. After Pompeii, the group took ship across the Adriatic, landing in Patras in the Peloponessus, then made their way up into the mountains, through the olive groves and the small villages to the temple city of Delphi, where people great and small came for hundreds of years in ancient times to hear the young prophetess offer cryptic advice about their future from the inner chambers of the Temple of Apollo. The group ended travel in Athens, amid the Acropolis, the Olympic stadium, the old Plakka district, and had a last night out on the town.

Temple of Athena, Delphi
Temple of Athena, Delphi
 
Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Temple of Apollo, Delphi
MDU and Virginian Group at Pompeii
MDU and Virginian Group at Pompeii
 
Laocoon, in the Vatican
Laocoon, in the Vatican
Ashen Figure of Slave, Pompeii
Ashen Figure of Slave, Pompeii
 
Boating Around the Islant of Capri, Italy
Boating Around the Islant of Capri, Italy
At lunch in the Plakka District, Athens
At lunch in the Plakka District, Athens