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

    Course Date: Thu 8 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover collections of classical art and archaeology, in museums in London and across the UK, and explore the different ways they have been collected and presented to the public. No prior knowledge needed. Visits to British Museum and Sir John Soane’s Museum included.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Classics day

    Classics day

    Course Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018
    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. This year's topic will be "Faith, belief and religion in the Classical world". 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

  3. Orpheus – life after death

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlike other Greek heroes, Orpheus was basically peaceful. He braved the Underworld and was one of the Argonauts. Ever since he has been a major influence for artists and composers.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become personal with Sir Flinders Petrie, the pioneer of scientific archaeology in Egypt and Palestine. Spend the afternoon up close with his archaeological treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 14 Mar 2018 (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/classics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  6. Letters from antiquity

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through letters and documents we meet some fascinating characters: clerks, a cavalry officer, some bankers, an engineer, the woman who emptied a chamber pot over Herakleides as he passed her window, a recluse, and others.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018 (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….
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  8. Ancient world civilisations

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course looks at major ancient civilisations around the world. Offering a fresh perspective on the emergence of states, chiefdoms and empires, the ten lessons will examine relationships and influences between settled and nomadic peoples.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  9. Cities of gold: Native American cities before Columbus

    Course Date: Tue 1 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the little known history of pre-Columbian civilizations North of Mexico and their links to Aztec and other Mexican cultures.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £55.00

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

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £123.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. Ancient Greek drama: a reading group in translation

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore themes from the ancient Athenian stage, and how they still speak to us about the challenges we face today.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £65.00

  12. Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    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

  13. Collectors and the British Museum

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    William Hamilton, Charles Townley and Lord Elgin were great collectors of ancient artefacts and by donating their collections to the British Museum influenced Neo-Classical culture.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Disease, death and mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    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

  15. Up close and personal with Greek archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover stunning objects from ancient Greece and the evidence they provide for the lives of ancient people. Spend the afternoon having a close look at the British Museum's collection.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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