Ancient Civilisations Courses in London

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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  1. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: a continuation course

    Course Date: Mon 1 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This five-week course builds on the knowledge of hieroglyphics acquired during the introductory course at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Classics evening lecture

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. This month's topic is: Religion and Philosophy in Greece: the Orphics - by Javier Maldonado-Fernandez, City Lit.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  3. The Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover one of the great New World civilisations and their achievements - the Aztecs of Mexico.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War may now be over 2,500 years old but it still has much to tell us about the Ancient Greek world that is still relevant today. Explore this great work in translation.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mystery

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation) - Sappho

    Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are still well-loved, but other archaic Greek poets’ surviving works are equally fascinating. Explore the world and works of Hesiod, Archilochus, Sappho, Pindar and others.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  7. Journey in pre-Islamic and early Islamic art and architecture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this one-day course, we will examine the art and architecture of pre-Islamic Arabia and the role played mainly by Byzantines and Sasanians in the development of Islamic art.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. The Maya

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    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. We'll examine their history and culture.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Petrie and Pendlebury: two archaeologists at Amarna

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comparison of the excavations conducted by Flinders Petrie and John Pendlebury at Akhenaten’s capital at Amarna. Spend time up close with their Amarna treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum at University College London.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Aesop's fables and their relevance today

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Aesop’s fables have been used through history to clarify important issues within society. Investigate their perseverance through history and why they continue to be relevant today.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Women's lives in the ancient world - Sappho

    Women's lives in the ancient world

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how women are portrayed on the male-dominated stage of Ancient Greece and Rome and what issues affected their lives. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  12. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: an introduction for complete beginners at the British Museum

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to provide a foundation in the writing of hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Introdution to classical civilisations: "the Twelve Caesars"

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary lives of the first rulers of Imperial Rome. Ancient historians have given us vivid accounts of the sometimes amusing, often scandalous, but always fascinating events in their lives. Can we distinguish between 'fact’ and vicious propaganda? A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  14. Ancient American civilisations - part 1: the South

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Shrouded in mystery and legend, Amazonian and Central American cultures reveal surprising links to societies of the Andes that defy and challenge common perceptions about the rise of civilisation in the Americas.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Latin literature in translation: a survey course

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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