Courses about Ancient Civilisations

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

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delving into ancient papyri, you'll discover aspects of the social history of Egypt under Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Creation myths in the ancient near East

    Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019
    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: further themes

    Course Date: Thu 7 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ancient Greeks and Romans reflected their worldviews in their art, sculpture and architecture and in their literature; looking at one in the light of the other can be fascinating, enjoyable and illuminating.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

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    Classics day

    Course Date: Sat 16 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    City Lit, the British Museum and UCL bring you another stimulating day of talks and discussions on themes relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. This year's focus will be on the wide-ranging subject of festivals and celebrations – personal, public and religious – across the ancient world of Greece and Rome. 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: £19.00

  5. Roman women

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The lives and importance of women in Republican and Imperial Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Cities of Gold: Native American Cities Before Columbus

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    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: £66.00

  7. Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019
    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: £30.00

  8. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 13 Mar 2019 (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. For details, visit www.citylit.ac.uk/discovertheclassics.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 22 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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, in the Sackler Room.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019 (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/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  11. Ancient world civilisations

    Course Date: Wed 24 Apr 2019
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. The power of possession in the ancient world

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore some of the ancient and medieval trade routes. Meet fascinating people in exotic locations. Our final destination will be Charlemagne’s Europe.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Greek and Roman archaeology: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Gods and heroes: the influence of the Classical World on art in the 17th and 18th centuries

    Course Date: Sat 11 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How the classical world and the myths of Greece and Rome influenced and shaped art in the 17th and 18th century. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. Disease, Death and Mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Disease, death and mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Course Date: Sat 18 May 2019
    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: £30.00

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