Faculty Profile

Maria Anastassiathe

Adjunct Faculty in Classical Studies (Modern Greek)

Contact Information




  • B.A., Athens University, Greece, 1988
  • M.A., Bryn Mawr College, 1997

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

MGRE 107 Intensive Modern Greek I
This is an intensive, specialized course targeting entering archaeology students considering participation in the summer field school at Mycenae. The goals are to prepare them to communicate in Modern Greek at a basic level while living and excavating at Mycenae and to enhance their experience with the local people and culture, both on- and off-site. The course teaches a basic oral command and understanding of Modern Greek, including a basic vocabulary of commonly used words and idiomatic expressions, as well as some specialized, professional or technical terms specific to archaeology. At the same time, the course is comprehensive; it covers speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and some writing. Additional on-site summer instruction will aim at further developing oral communication skills.Required for entering students to the D.E.P.A.S. of Mycenae field program; does not fulfill the College foreign language requirement.