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

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    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

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

    New 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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. The weirdly wonderful worlds of Lucian of Samosata

    Course Date: Wed 5 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Ancient American civilisations: the North

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Explore the little known history of pre-Columbian civilizations North of Mexico and their links to Aztec and other Mexican cultures.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020
    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 South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020
    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Art of ancient Central Asia

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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