Classical literature

Classical Literature Online Courses

From Homer to Troy, explore classic literature and modern literature and culture depicting the classical age on our literature courses at City Lit.

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. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War may now be over 2,500 years old but it still has much to tell us about the Ancient Greek world that is still relevant today. Explore this great work in translation.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Aesop's fables: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Aesop’s fables have been used through history to clarify important issues within society. Investigate their perseverance through history and why they continue to be relevant today.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £30.00
  3. The writings of Cicero: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    An introduction to one of the most influential and prolific Roman writers, Cicero, his life and works.



    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  4. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable for complete beginners of ancient languages. Become familiar with the key grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your learning. Highly recommended if you are starting to learn an ancient or classical language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  5. Alexander the Great: the man and the myth
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online





    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  6. Heavenly journeys
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ann Jeffers
    Explore imaginative literature from the ancient world concerned with ‘souls journeys’ and the experience of otherworldly journeys and visions in Jewish texts arising form the Hellenistic period and the Greco-Roman world, as well as early Christian and Muslim texts.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  7. Ancient Greek drama: a taster
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Have a taste of exploring the ancient Athenian stage, and how they still speak to us about the challenges we face today.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00
  8. The Bible between Old and New Testament
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ann Jeffers
    Discover the emergence of the novel as a literary genre during the Hellenistic period, which has given birth to the modern novel.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  9. Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Deborah Hyde
    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are still well-loved, but other archaic Greek poets’ surviving works are equally fascinating. Explore the world and works of Hesiod, Archilochus, Sappho, Pindar and others.



    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 £51.00
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