American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens ( ASCOE, Greek America Niki Scholi Klasikon Spoudon stin Athina Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα ) is one of 17 foreign archaeological institutes in Athens.

The American School of Classical Studies was founded in 1881. It is a private educational institution, the students, researchers and teachers of affiliated North American colleges and universities provides information on all aspects of Greek culture from antiquity to today.

The tasks of the American School include teaching, research and publication of research results. It has two branch libraries: the Blegen Library, which is devoted to classical antiquity and the Gennadeios library in its action for the modern Greek history focus.

Founded in 1992, Wiener Laboratory deals with modern techniques of archeology, which opened in 2005 Cotsen Hall has an auditorium with 352 seats.

The American School is responsible, among others, since 1896 the excavations of Corinth, since 1931 also for the excavations of the Athenian Agora.


Since 1932, the journal Hesperia ASCOE a quarterly out.