Taught course

The City and the Theatre

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Entry requirements

This programme is addressed to anyone with an interest in archaeology and particularly in the formation of the ancient Greek city-state. It also concerns everyone with particular interest in ancient theatre and ancient Greek civilization in general.

Months of entry


Course content

The present course “An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future: The City & the Theatre” is a journey in Greek history and civilization, seen through the prism of the classical city- state and ancient theatre. We start by learning about the city, including its development, structure and how the buildings were developed in the urban centre and lastly the complexity of its architecture.

Further on, the lessons extend to the decisive role of religion in the Greek political life, where Gods and Heroes play a particular role for all the decisions taken for common activity and life. Gladly, we have full access to their daily life routine and their community values, due to vases, sculptures, written sources and other archaeological finds that provide us all the necessary details. Last but not least the course gives us a chance to examine how many of the lifestyles of ancient Greeks survive with stunning continuity in modern society.

In this online course, the participant has access to a unit that fully explains the importance of the Ancient Greek Theatre and how several performances transit into the contemporary Greek and European stages, the process of recomposing a theatrical event and in conclusion how Ancient Greek drama is performed in modern times. All of the above will be analyzed further and in detail in this online course part of the Arts and Culture category. After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a training certificate while acquiring a magnificent one time experience.

Qualification and course duration


4 months

Course contact details

+30 2103 689 359