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.

  1. The grammar of ancient languages

    Course Date: Tue 23 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Become familiar with some grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your knowledge of English and the learning of other languages.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. A taste of Ancient Greek literature

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a flavour of the works by authors such as the poets Homer, Sappho and the historian Herodotus. No knowledge of Greek required.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. A taste of Latin literature

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a flavour of the works by authors such as Virgil, Ovid and Cicero. No knowledge of Latin required.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  4. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021
    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: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  5. The Coming of the Sea Peoples: The Trojan War in the context of Mycenaean Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The Late Bronze Age is a story of collapse, from New Kingdom Egyptian to Hittite Anatolia, from the Assyrian Empire to Babylonian turmoil. Mycenaean Greece is a part of this and the Coming of the Sea Peoples is a terror that echoes through the pages of history. Come learn about how the world as we knew it, ended!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Love and erotic poetry from the Greek, Roman and Sanskrit traditions

    Course Date: Wed 9 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Delve into the collections of erotic verses by the Sanskrit authors Amaru and Bhart¿hari and compare them with love poems by Sappho, Catullus and other poets from the Classical tradition!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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

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

    Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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: £48.00

  9. The writings of Cicero: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 23 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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

  10. Homer's Iliad: reading group

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and explore Homer's great epic tale in translation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

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