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Courses about Ancient Civilisations

Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Rome: from Republic to Empire - 120 BC to 20 AD

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Egyptology: the late period. Renaissance and decline

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Assyrian power is at an end. Psammetichus I creates a new Dynasty, the 26th, and launches a period of renewal, a political and cultural renaissance. Discover how Herodotus describs the characters and events in this dramatic period.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  3. Introduction to classical civilisation: Imperial Athens

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and discover the new leadership of Pericles, which replaces aristocratic rule in Athens. Learn about the imperial expansion and the glorious decade of cultural and artistic achievement.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  4. Seven wonders of the ancient world

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and

    archaeology we'll explore possible answers.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A detailed examination of the voyages and their fantastical encounters relating them to reality.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Athens in the 2nd century AD according to Pausanias

    Course Date: Wed 20 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Pausanias wrote a fascinating account of his travels in Greece. Join this class to read and discuss Pausanias’ account of Athens and Attica as he saw it in around A.D. 175.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Creation myths in the ancient near East

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Sex, gender roles and sexuality in Ancient Israel

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The role of ancient Israelite women has been at the forefront of discussions about gender and sexuality as the biblical stories have been formative in mapping out subsequent understanding of women’s sexuality. This course will explore gender roles and sexuality in ancient Israel through biblical stories and laws about women in ancient Israel. We will explore a range of texts from myths, to laws, love poetry and texts portraying graphic violence against women while asking questions about the implications of gender constructions for the status of women in ancient Israel.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Greek myths and their symbolism

    Course Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Ancient Israelite religions

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The study of ancient Israelite religions has seen recently an increase of interest among scholars. The Bible gives us an impression that there is one acceptable dominant religion at the exclusion of all others. However a more nuanced picture emerges as the texts often record a disjunction between and ‘official’ form of religious practice centred on monotheism and ‘popular’ forms of religions, sometimes made alongside gender lines. The course will examine the symbolic universe which we can glimpse in the Bible to help us understand a broad range of religious practices and beliefs in ancient Israel.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Ancient cities St. Paul knew

    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover eight fascinating ancient cities, which are amazing places to visit.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Shakespeare and the classical world

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A quarter of Shakespeare’s major works were based on stories from the Classical World and have influenced our view of the Classical World ever since.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Ancient American civilisations: the North

    Course Date: Wed 10 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the little known history of pre-Columbian civilizations North of Mexico and their links to Aztec and other Mexican cultures.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: continuation course

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Follow-on course from the Introduction. Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Great sea battles from the classical world - Salamis, Syracuse and Actium

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Ships and sailing techniques and naval warfare in the Ancient World.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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