Ancient civilisations

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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. The Trojan War
    Last Few Places, ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The myths surrounding the war between the Greeks and Trojans in c. 1200 BC. Or is it true?



    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
  2. An artistic history of Jerusalem
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Jerusalem is considered the holy city for the three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and is one of the most iconic cities in the world.



    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
  3. Creation myths in the ancient near East
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jan 2022

    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
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  4. Seven wonders of the ancient world
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and



    archaeology we'll explore possible answers. Includes a visit to the British Museum.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  5. Shakespeare and the classical world
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    A quarter of Shakespeare’s major works were based on stories from the Classical World and have influenced our view of the Classical World ever since.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
  6. Art of ancient Central Asia
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Discover the establishment and the development of Islamic art in Central Asia.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
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  7. Greek women
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Over the three days of this course we shall examine women in myth, women in religion and the everyday life of women. Each day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  8. Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul: the story of an iconic city
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Discover the multilayered history of the city from the origins to the end of the Ottoman Empire.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  9. Gods and Heroes: Classical Influence on Art
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    How the classical world and the myths of Greece and Rome influenced and shaped art in the 17th and 18th century. Visit to the British Museum included.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  10. Tutankhamun’s fashion
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Recent examinations of Tutankhamun’s underwear have revealed that the boy king was decidedly ‘pear-shaped’. What can his clothing tell us about the minutiae of daily life in Ancient Egypt? Afternoon visit to the Petrie Museum.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  11. History of oriental carpets
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Discover the origins of carpets, their threads, materials, patterns and trends as well as patrons and places of manufacture. Find out also their representations on the canvases of famous Renaissance artists.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  12. Rome and Celtic Britain
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years from AD 43 to 410 but the association of the two civilisations went back a further century to Julius Caesar’s invasion of 55 BC. The Romans were clearly obsessed with Celtic Britain. The day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  13. Art of Islamic Spain
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Discover the art and architecture of Spain during the Arab domination (711-1493).



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00

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