PHILOSOPHY & SCIENCE
Introducing Urania, Muse of Astronomy, or the Celestial one, and our Muse for Philosophy & Science. Her name derives from her great-grandfather, Uranus, partner of earth, or Gaia, giving birth to the Titans, Cyclopes, and Hekatoncheres, the hundred-handers.
Scientific reasoning can be traced back to the period in which Greek philosophers and thinkers pondered the origins of the universe...
“A trip with Urania is the perfect opportunity to explore the origins of scientific and philosophical thought. Travel to Athens and follow in the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle, reading their philosophical writings as you go.”
Aristotle remains one of the most important figures in the development of human thought. A student of Plato, Aristotle established his own school in Athens, known as the Lyceum, going on to tutor Alexander the Great. Explore Aristotle's Athens and uncover his contribution to the rise of Macedon.
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Socrates and the Academy
The figure of Socrates has become a household name thanks to his pupil, Plato, who made him the main character for most of his philosophical dialogues. Plato went on to become one of human history’s greatest figures and left behind not only his writings, but his school, known as the Academy, from where the English world originates. Explore this fascinating figure based in Athens, where the Academy was established.
SAMPLE ITINERARY INSPIRED BY URANIA
Explore the origins of European philosophy, science and medicine in the Greco-Roman world. Begin with the writings of Aristotle and explore how his ideas travelled from Athens to Macedonia or Turkey and Alexandrian Egypt.
Begin your discovery of the origins of Greco-Roman medicine in Athens, the city where Aristotle wrote much of his scientific and philosophical works.
Travel to Hippocrates' Home
Explore Kos and Pergamon, home to Hippocrates, which are examples of great centres of research and study, developed in Alexander the Great's expansion.
Explore the Ionian Coast
See Italy and its Medical Innovation
Enjoy a day in modern Turkey, also known as the Ionian Coast, and extend your stay to take in further sites along the south-western coastline.
End your tour in beautiful Pompeii and the Bay of Naples, both rich in the history of Greco-Roman medical innovation.
Another exciting example of an Urania inspired adventure that we organise:
Trace the development of language and writing in the Mediterranean from the Phoenicians in Lebanon to Greece and other parts of the Mediterranean.
Please contact us for more details and to start designing your personalised unforgettable experience.
“I honestly count the two summers I spent with Archaeomuse as some of my fondest memories in life and teaching. They were great guides as they cared about creating a meaningful experience for the students and teachers.”