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. Introduction to Classical Greek literature
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 27 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover some of the texts of the Classical Greek literature that have become the models for writers around the world.

    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. Aesop's fables: an introduction
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Jul 2021

    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
  3. 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
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  4. 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
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  5. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (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
  6. The Upanishads: an introduction
    Course Date:  Tue 5 Oct 2021

    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
  7. Heavenly journeys
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 23 Oct 2021

    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)
    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
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