UNL Faculty-Led: Greece: Greek Odyssey – A Classical Journey

Posted On December 31, 2017
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Course of Study

On this program students will gain an understanding of Ancient Greece, from the Bronze age through the Byzantine Period, through a study of the topographical, artistic, and archaeological remains where key events in ancient history and literature took place. Over three weeks, students will have the opportunity to visit and learn about a wide array of archaeological sites, churches and museums.

Course Credit

Students will earn three regular credit hours for Classics (CLAS) 391: Learning Abroad.


This program is open to UNL undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing who fulfill the following requirements:

Minimum GPA of 2.75
At least 3 credit hours of coursework in Classics and Religious Studies by the end of the Fall 2016 semester
Preference will be given to students pursuing a major or minor in Classics and Religious Studies. Students from other institutions are welcome, but will need to apply to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as visiting students in order to participate in the program. For more information about the eligibility requirements students must meet in order to participate in Education Abroad programs, please review the Eligibility and Conditions of Participation page of the Education Abroad website.
Faculty Leaders

This program will be led by Dr. Mike Lippman. Professor Lippman is an Associate Professor of Practice at UNL. He studies Ancient Greek Drama and Performance, particularly Comedy and also teaches courses in Ancient Sparta and Ancient Athletics as well as courses in Ancient Greek and Latin languages, history and literature. He has led study abroad programs for the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon (the Tragos Quest to Greece), the University of Arizona, and most recently, the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and a UNL summer program in Greece in summer 2016. He holds a Ph.D. from Duke University.

Also joining this program will be Assistant Professor of Theater at Peru State College, Laura Lippman. She has co-run several trips to Greece along with Dr. Mike Lippman. She specializes in theater performance and has staged several ancient plays (including Medea at University of Nebraska-Lincoln). She will be working with students to select and deliver a site-specific performance piece of their choice from a relevant work of classical literature. Laura received her M.F.A. in directing from Carnegie Mellon University.


Professor Mike Lippman
Andrews Hall 242
[email protected]

For more information: http://unl.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=12696