Roman Legacy Field Studies
Italy
CONTACT: Holly Sypniewski

Spring Break
Isle of Capri
Millsaps Field Study
Roman Legacy Field Studies is a complement to a multi-disciplinary course on the Legacy of Ancient Rome. This spring trip is designed to bring ancient history to life by introducing students to the art, archaeology and culture of Rome. We begin in Sorrento on the breathtaking Amalfi coast; from there we journey to the isle of Capri to see remains of Tiberius’ Villa, and to Pompeii, the historic city covered in volcanic ash in 79 CE. We’ll travel next to Rome where we’ll explore the Palatine and Capitoline hills, the Colosseum, the Imperial Fora and Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, a small and sumptuous city of its own.

Students will also visit some of Italy’s finest museums in Rome including the Vatican Museum and tour the necropolis (city of the dead) underneath St. Peter’s Basilica while experiencing the richness of contemporary Italian culture. We’ll stay in small, local bed and breakfasts and dine in the trattorias of Rome to partake of Italy at its fullest!
The Classical Studies Department is also a member of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS Rome; the "Centro") and regularly sends students there for a semester. The center offers courses in Latin, Roman archaeology and history, Greek, Italian, and Art History. Located in a lovely residential neighborhood in Rome, close to the Classical and Renaissance center of this cosmopolitan city, students make frequent site visits and have in-depth explorations of museum collections, and schedule numerous trips, including two extensive tours of Campania and Sicily.
For more information, go to the Roman Legacy Field Study Trip web site or contact
Holly Sypniewski.


 
   
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