Gregory Nagy and the participants of the 2016 Harvard Spring Break travel study program recently completed their trip to Greece. Professor Nagy shares his experience and that of the study group on a day-to-day basis in his posting of 03.24.2016.
I tried each day to focus on three things to see—or at least to note if they cannot be seen—at each ancient site we visited. In cases where we visited a museum adjoining the site, I would offer a separate list of three things to see. Wherever it was possible, I used as my primary ancient source the reportage of the ancient traveler Pausanias, who flourished in the second century CE and whose Greek text is translated into English at a site entitled A Pausanias Reader in Progress.