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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

  1. Aesop's fables: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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

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

    Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are still well-loved, but the works of other ancient Greek poets are equally fascinating. Explore the poetry of Hesiod, Sappho, Empedocles and the mock-Homeric Battle of the Frogs and Mice.

    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

  3. The writings of Cicero: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to one of the most influential and prolific Roman figures, Cicero, his life and works. Come meet the man (in his own words) who took on the greats of his time, Caesar, Antony and Augustus.

    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

  4. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (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: £18.00

  5. The Upanishads: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The Upanishads are considered the pinnacle of Hindu spirituality and philosophy. They have inspired devotees and scholars at home and across the globe. Come and discover them.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Comparative classics and classical reception: Sanskrit, Greek and Latin

    Course Date: Wed 7 Oct 2020
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Heavenly journeys

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  8. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    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

  9. Introduction to the Old English language

    Course Date: Thu 29 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

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