Alan Shapiro is a classical archaeologist and specialist in Greek art, mythology, and religion. Dr. Shapiro has lectured and taught at universities all over the world, from Germany and Belgium to Australia, New Zealand, China, and South Africa. He received degrees in Greek and in Classical archaeology from Swarthmore College, Berkeley, and Princeton. Until his retirement in 2015, Dr. Shapiro was W. H. Collins Vickers Professor of Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of books on Greek vase painting and mythology, and has curated exhibitions of Greek art in this country and abroad, including most recently Worshipping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens, at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York. Dr. Shapiro’s experience in Greece includes two years as a student and two years as Visiting Professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He also led a recent land tour in Greece, lectured on a cruise in the Mediterranean, and looks forward to sharing this classic Greek Islands cruise with our group in the fall.
October 8-16, 2020