Ancient Civilisations Courses in London

Delve into stories of classics and the ancient world, learn the languages and explore their cultures. Courses are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends.

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  1. Introduction to grammar

    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020
    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. What are Greek myths?

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.

    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: Sun 13 Dec 2020
    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

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 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: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  5. Introduction to Latin Literature in translation

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover some of the texts of Roman literature which are central to Western culture and thought. 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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Egyptology: the late period. Renaissance and decline

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Assyrian power is at an end. Psammetichus I creates a new Dynasty, the 26th, and launches a period of renewal, a political and cultural renaissance. Discover how Herodotus describs the characters and events in this dramatic period.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. Rome: from Republic to Empire - 120 BC to 20 AD

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    In 120 BC, Rome was a city-state with functioning republican institutions that made room for a substantial element of democracy. It was also the dominant power in the Mediterranean World. By 20 AD, Rome was the capital of an autocratic empire that covered virtually the whole of the Mediterranean World and most of its surrounding territories. Between these dates, Rome saw the collapse of its ancient governing institutions in an orgy of political assassination, civil wars, purges, and military dictatorships.

    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

  8. Introduction to classical civilisation: Imperial Athens

    New
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and discover the new leadership of Pericles, which replaces aristocratic rule in Athens. Learn about the imperial expansion and the glorious decade of cultural and artistic achievement.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  9. Seven wonders of the ancient world

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and

    archaeology we'll explore possible answers.

    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

  10. Great voyages from Greek and Roman myths - Jason, Odysseus and Aeneas

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A detailed examination of the voyages and their fantastical encounters relating them to reality.

    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

  11. Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

    Course Date: Tue 19 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the importance of the Bhagvad Gita and learn why it continues to be one of the most important and most widely read ancient Hindu text.

    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: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Athens in the 2nd century AD according to Pausanias

    Course Date: Wed 20 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Pausanias wrote a fascinating account of his travels in Greece. Join this class to read and discuss Pausanias’ account of Athens and Attica as he saw it in around A.D. 175.

    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

  13. Creation myths in the ancient near East

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and explore with us the idea of ‘myth’. We will look at creation myths in Ugarit, in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

    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

  14. The Bible between Old and New Testament

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.

    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: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Sex, gender roles and sexuality in Ancient Israel

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The role of ancient Israelite women has been at the forefront of discussions about gender and sexuality as the biblical stories have been formative in mapping out subsequent understanding of women’s sexuality. This course will explore gender roles and sexuality in ancient Israel through biblical stories and laws about women in ancient Israel. We will explore a range of texts from myths, to laws, love poetry and texts portraying graphic violence against women while asking questions about the implications of gender constructions for the status of women in ancient Israel.

    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: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

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