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

  1. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 1 Nov 2018
    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 citylit.ac.uk/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  2. Seven wonders of the ancient world

    Course Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and

    archaeology we'll explore possible answers. Each day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 5 Dec 2018
    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 citylit.ac.uk/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  4. Ancient Rome and its encounters with Celtic Britain

    Course Date: Sat 8 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years from AD 43 to 410 but the association of the two civilisations went back a further century to Julius Caesar’s invasion of 55 BC. The Romans were clearly obsessed with Celtic Britain. The day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Introduction to Latin epic

    Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you an introduction to two of the most influential poems of the ancient world, Virgil’s Aeneid and Lucretius’ On the Nature of the Universe.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Introduction to the Old English language

    Course Date: Thu 1 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What was the English language like before the Norman Conquest? How easy is it to translate their diverse literature? Can we write our own Old English? Come along and see.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

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