Classic Literature Courses in London

From Homer to Troy, explore classic literature and modern literature and culture depicting the classical age on our literature courses at City Lit.
  1. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation) - Sappho

    Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Aesop's fables and their relevance today

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Latin literature in translation: a survey course

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Latin epic: an introduction

    New
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you an introduction to two of the most influential poems of the ancient world, Virgil’s Aeneid and Lucretius’ On the Nature of the Universe.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Men and women of the Bible in the visual arts

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    The course is an interdisciplinary investigation of how biblical women, ‘good’, ‘bad’ and forgotten have been interpreted in the visual arts. Includes a visit to the National Gallery.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Heavenly journeys

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Introduction to the Old English language

    New
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What was the English language like before the Norman Conquest? How easy is it to translate their diverse literature? Can we write our own Old English? Come along and see.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. The Bible between Old and New Testament

    New
    Course Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Latin epic: the later period

    New
    Course Date: Tue 4 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Greek literature: a survey course

    New
    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Myths of the Bible

    New
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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