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. Introduction to classical civilisation: from Mynos to Mycenae

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the origins of civilisation in the Aegean. This course coincides with a new exhibition on Troy at the British Museum. A visit to the galleries of the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  2. Latin literature in translation: a survey course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover some of the texts and authors of Roma literature which are central to Western culture and thought.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00

  3. The Journey Home: the cultural contexts to Odysseus’ encounters with the Cyclops, Giants, Lotus Eaters and others

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out the cultural contexts to the encounters in the Odyssey.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Rome: From Republic to Empire, 120 BC-20 AD

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 120 BC, Rome was a city-state with functioning republican institutions that made room for a substantial element of democracy. It was also the dominant power in the Mediterranean World. By 20 AD, Rome was the capital of an autocratic empire that covered virtually the whole of the Mediterranean World and most of its surrounding territories. Between these dates, Rome saw the collapse of its ancient governing institutions in an orgy of political assassination, civil wars, purges, and military dictatorships.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Egyptology: the end of empire, tomb robbers and golden pharaohs at Tanis

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what happened when the empire went into decline and the Valley of the Kings was abandoned.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  6. Latin epic: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the importance of the Bhagvad Gita and learn why it continues to be one of the most important and most widely read ancient Hindu text.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Inspired by the East

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Orientalist painting and Islamic art and architecture, which will be the perfect companion to the "Inspired by the East" exhibition at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Great voyages from Greek and Roman myths - Jason, Odysseus and Aeneas

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A detailed examination of the voyages and their fantastical encounters relating them to reality. Includes visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Creation myths in the ancient near East

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore with us the idea of ‘myth’. We will look at creation myths in Ugarit, in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  11. Parallels between ancient Greek and ancient Indian views of History

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the similarities and differences between ancient and modern history and epic.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  12. The Bible between Old and New Testament

    Course Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Greek myths and their symbolism

    Course Date: Wed 29 Jan 2020
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Ancient Egyptian literature in translation

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Explore the rich landscape of ancient Egyptian history and culture through their texts (in English translation).
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Islamic art and architecture in the Mediterranean basin

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Discover the artistic production in some of the countries facing the Mediterranean Sea.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

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