Ancient civilisations

Delve into stories of classics and the ancient world, learn the languages and explore their cultures. Courses are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends.

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Ancient civilisations

Ancient civilisations

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  1. Ancient civilisations

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This courses introduces you to great civilisations of the ancient world. The rise of cities and the development of complex cultures will be discussed looking in particular at Southwest Asia, India, China, Egypt, Europe and the Americas. (Please note: there will be no class on 1 March or 8 March.).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £80.00

  2. Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduce yourself to the archaeology of the ancient world, from the palaces of the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Roman Forum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    India's three indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism - have given rise to one of the oldest artistic civilisations in the world. Learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient India in this introductory course. Museum visits included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £75.00

  4. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: an advanced analysis

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An accessible look at some of the approaches modern scholarship has taken to ancient Greek and Roman art, sculpture and architecture.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity. Visit www.citylit.ac.uk/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  6. Classics in museums: collecting and displaying Greek and Roman objects

    Course Date: Thu 23 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how museums formed collections of classical art and archaeology, in London and across the UK, and explore different ways they have been presented to the public. No prior knowledge needed. London museum visits included.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 13 Apr 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity. Visit www.citylit.ac.uk/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  8. Disease, death and mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Living and dying with disease; being buried and mummified in Ancient Egypt. What are the latest discoveries and theories? Who is carrying out this work, and what are the ethical considerations? Human remains will be explored in a museum setting.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Ramesses II, builder of monuments

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Returning from his ‘victory’ over the Hittites, Ramesses II commenced the greatest building project ever witnessed in Egypt. Awesome temples engraved with reliefs adorned the Nile Valley from the Delta to Nubia.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  10. The Alexander Romance

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The GREAT story of the GREAT man! The Alexander Romance is a wild collection fantastical tales of the great Macedonian world conqueror. This is Alexander the Great as you have never seen him before.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £80.00

  11. The Etruscans: an Introduction

    Course Date: Sat 29 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Although their language has been lost, the influence of the Etruscans on the Greeks and Romans was enormous and many objects survive today. The day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  12. The Maya civilisation

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about one of the most magnificent, but misunderstood civilisations of the ancient world – the ancient Maya from the rainforests of Central America. A detailed examination of their history and culture will be given.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £65.00

  13. The Near East after Alexander the Great: the Empire of the Seleucids

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In the wake of Alexander the Great, the Seleucids created a vast empire in the East which threatened the reunited Alexander's Empire. Come and learn about the great Successor kingdom of the Seleucids.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £80.00

  14. The Neo-Assyrian Empire

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    All fall before the warrior-kings of Assyria. The first half of the First Millennium BCE in the Ancient Near East was dominated by the formidable Neo-Assyrians. Come discover the history and culture of the period. Museum visit included.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £80.00

  15. The Neo-Babylonian Empire

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come discover the history and culture of the Neo-Babylonians. Born out of the fires of Nineveh, the Neo-Babylonian Empire and its warrior kings conquered far and wide. Their impact and legacy is still felt today. Museum visit included.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £65.00

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