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. Myths of the Bible

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and explore some of the myths from the Old and the New Testament.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Latin epic: the later period

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a Literature course which focuses on the development of the genre of epic in the Latin world, especially after Augustus.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. 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 23 Apr 2020
    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!
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Ancient Greek drama: a reading group in translation

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore themes from the ancient Athenian stage, and how they still speak to us about the challenges we face today.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  6. Aesop's fables: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. 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: 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. The writings of Cicero: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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