Ancient civilisations

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

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Ancient civilisations

Ancient civilisations

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  1. A day in the life of the ancient Egyptians: part 1

    Course Date: Mon 6 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    A day in the life of Egyptian girl and boy twins: going to school; visiting the doctor; going shopping; household duties; playing with games and toys.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £40.00

  2. 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

  3. Ancient Rome: from its origins to the time of Augustus

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the history of Rome from its beginnings until the time of Augustus. Explore the preceding cultures, the rise of the Republic and the forging of an empire. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: further themes

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ancient Greeks and Romans reflected their worldviews in their art, sculpture and architecture and in their literature; looking at one in the light of the other can be fascinating, enjoyable and illuminating.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

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    Classics day

    Course Date: Sat 25 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    City Lit, the British Museum and UCL bring you another exciting day of talks, discussions and gallery visits on themes relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. Anyone with a love of the classics is welcome. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required!
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £15.00

  9. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 15 Feb 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

  10. 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

  11. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jan 2017 (and 3 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

  12. 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

  13. Egypt and her neighbours - part 2: the post-Amarna Age

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this second part we will look at the foreign powers which invaded Egypt during the later periods of her history.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  14. Great cultures of South America

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn about the great cultures of South America, which culminated in the Inca empire, cultures notable for their artistic and technological achievements in textiles, ceramics, metallurgy and monumental architecture. (Please note: there will be no class on 27 February or 1 March.).
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £65.00

  15. Investigating Egyptian artefacts: part 1

    Course Date: Wed 8 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Investigating the most common Ancient Egyptian artefacts deriving from tombs. Discover the purpose of a scarab and a shabti figure, distinguish different types of amulets, learn how to date a coffin.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £40.00

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