Hellenism in the News

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 2018 Aristeia Award

Aristeia Awards for Distinguished Alumni/ae

The purpose of the Aristeia Award is to honor living alumni/ae of the ASCSA who have provided exceptional service to the School and who has contributed in an extraordinary way to the School’s mission in any or all of the following areas: teaching, research, archaeological exploration, and publication.… more »

Tombs of Vergina: 40 Years Since Andronikos Unearthed the Macedonian Gems

Forty years ago today, one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the world, and the definitive proof of Macedonia’s Greek origin, was announced by Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos.

On November 8, 1977, Andronikos discovered a pair of royal tombs from the fourth century BC which contained many objects of gold, silver, bronze,… more »

1,600-year-old church mosaic puzzles out key role of women in early Christianity

A newly uncovered mosaic in the western Galilee speaks to the relatively high status of women in the early Church. Dating to the 5th century, a Greek-language inscription memorializes one “Sausann” (or Shoshana) as a donor for the construction of a village church. It is one of seven inscriptions — including a massive… more »


Don’t Miss Alexandra Gravas’s Concert, “The One that I Love.” Nov. 12th, 2:30pm

The GSU Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to announce an upcoming musical event to be held on Sunday afternoon, November 12, 2017, at 2:30pm.

The world-renowned mezzo soprano, Ms. Alexandra Gravas, will join us from Athens, Greece, to present a special program of international love songs in honor of the Center’s fall… more »

Study Abroad: Classical Archaeology in Rome


This six-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.

2018 Dates: June 18 – July 27,… more »



DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-day sessionsdesigned for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and… more »

Underwater search off Naxos island coast yields rich finds

Underwater search off the Greek island of Naxos island has yielded impressive finds of Classical, Roman and  Byzantine eras such as stone anchors, late-class amphora, utilitarian vessels, clay pipelines and 15 lithosphere tracks.

Greece’s Culture Ministry announced that underwater research along the southern coast of Naxos has been carried out for the second consecutive year by… more »