Ancient civilisations

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. Golden Mycenae
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Duigan
    Explore the emergence of a new power at Mycenae, which inspired the myth of Theseus coming to the labyrinth of Minos to slay the Minotaur.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. The rise of Rome
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Michael Duigan
    More details about this fascinating course will be published very soon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  3. Ancient Egypt: The Middle Kingdom - part 2: Splendour and Decline
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Duigan
    Egypt is at the height of its power and influence in the great ‘Middle Kingdom Period’. Pharaohs named Amememhet and Senuseret preside over a prosperous and prestigious civilization. Cultural, political and commercial relations flourish with contemporary states in Crete and the Levant. But we document a gradual decline which terminates in the seizure of power by the Hyksos.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  4. The palace of Minos: the rise of civilisation in Bronze Age Greece
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Duigan
    The origins of civilization in the Aegean. Lovely marble statuettes from the Cyclades. Magnificent palaces in Crete inspired by royal buildings in the Levant. Knossos with its splendid frescoes excavated by Evans. Sinister myths about the labyrinth and the Minotaur.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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  5. The Greeks overseas: politics and power in the Western Mediterranean
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Michael Duigan
    Greek voyages of exploration find echoes in Homer’s epic narrating the adventures of Odysseus. Other myths also find confirmation in archaeology showing the foundation of colonies throughout the Western Mediterranean. Known as ‘Greater Greece’, these lands preserve some of the loveliest art anywhere in the Greek world. The Greek cities were key players in politics & warfare in the Mediterranean.



    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 £142.00
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