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Greek Mythology 4:
The Deeds of Theseus




1 Hour

About the Tour

Mythical king and founder of Athens, patron of the Athenian democracy, ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜€ vanquished villains and monsters defending civilization like a true cultural hero, equal in fact to ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ since the Classical years!

Born secretly in the Peloponnese and discovering in his early youth that he was the son of the king of Athens, Aegeus, Theseus set out to claim his birthright to the throne. Immensely brave and ambitious, he chose to follow the dangerous land route where he would fight against various bandits and be glorified, just like Hercules before him! So he did: from Periphetes, the club-bearer, in Epidaurus who hammered passers-by into the earth, to Procrustes in Eleusis who made his guests fit into his beds, either stretching or chopping off their feet, and later on slaying the man-eating ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ in Crete or battling with the ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€ and the ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€, Theseusโ€™ fame spread beyond Athens and through the centuries

๐Ÿ”ด Why were all Athenians called Theseids?
๐Ÿ”ด How was ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜€ any similar or any different from his role model, ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ?
๐Ÿ”ด How was he related to ๐—”๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ and ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ, ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ, and ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜†?
๐Ÿ”ด What deeds did ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜€ accomplish on his way to Athens, when claiming the throne of the city as heir to Aegeus, and as a king of Athens?
๐Ÿ”ด Where and why was ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜€ tried for justified murder?
๐Ÿ”ด How were ancient Greek painters and sculptors, especially in Athens, inspired to portray all these tasks in pictures?

Join us in following the footsteps of ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜€ all around Greece, recreating his thrilling exploits in our imagination through the colorful stories of ancient literature! And unravelling, before our eyes, how these glorious stories were narrated in the language of art!


Educational activities, such as games, quizzes, role-playing, and mini contests among student groups or classes, with little surprise prizes from us, will give children the opportunity for active participation and creative reflection on what they have seen and heard, completing this colorful, both literally and figuratively, experience!

How it Works

This tour is designed for a virtual presentation, hosting a group of up to 60 participants at a time. Once you book for this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with an exclusive link to join the tour. You can access the tour only through the link we provide. 

Your Instructor

Dr. Anthi Dipla

Dr. Anthi Dipla

Classical archaeologist/art historian who has graduated from Oxford University (MA, PhD). She has participated in excavations, scientific projects and conferences in Greece, Cyprus and abroad. Her research has been focused on Greek vase painting, iconography, and mythology, with further interests in women studies, social history, ancient Greek theatre, and cultural exchange in the ancient Mediterranean world.

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