September 7, 2017 to September 19, 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The ancient Greeks are important to all of us because they are the inventors of so much in our culture—democracy, philosophy, theater and art. Yet they are even more important to gay people—because they practiced same-sex love and associated it with positive values such as education, loyalty and courage. Discover your roots on this eye-opening tour of Greek culture and its gay side, from Achilles to Athens to Alexander.
From Athens we depart for the Peloponnese, the dramatic, rocky peninsula that forms the southern half of Greece. Our first destination is Nauplio—possibly Greece’s most charming city and our base for exploring Nemea, where we see direct evidence for the gay side of ancient Greek athletics; Epidauros, with its superb ancient theater; and Mycenae, city of the Homeric epics, whose story of Achilles and Patroclus, the greatest heroes in Greek culture, is a touchstone of gay history.
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