Nero's women

Course Dates: 22/06/21
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
Nero's Mother Agrippina was a dominant part of his life until she met an untimely end but his wives Octavia, Poppaea and Statilia also has a strong influence on his life.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: RC225

Full Tue, day, 22 Jun - 22 Jun '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This lecture celebrates the ancient world and accompanies the forthcoming Classics Week (RC061) organised by City Lit in partnership with the British Museum and University College London. This year’s inspiration is the major British Museum exhibition “Nero: the man behind the myth”.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The story of some women living during Nero's life and their influence on the Emperor.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- demonstrate some knowledge on the topic of the lectures.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Anyone with interest or curiosity for the ancient world is welcome to join. No previous knowledge required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a tutor-led lecture, with opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No other costs. Please bring writing material if you wish to take notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You will find a list of all the courses offered by City Lit on our website, www.citylit.ac.uk.

William Sterling Tutor Website

After a BA in History & Geography at Keele with Music, Education and Greek Studies as subsidiaries, William Sterling taught History full-time before becoming a Civil Servant working for the Departments of Transport and Education. This allowed him to study part-time for his MA from Birkbeck and PhD from King’s College, London. From 1992, he lectured in Adult Education at a number of colleges before joining the City Lit in 2008. Since 1994 he has been an official Gallery Guide at the British Museum, covering the whole museum but specialising in the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Etruscans, the Medieval & Modern European and Enlightenment Galleries. As a lecturer, he specialises in those same areas as well as Royal History (especially British Monarchs from 1603 to 1910), Composers’ Lives and other Cultural, especially interdisciplinary, topics. He also lectures on Cruise Ships on subjects ranging from Vikings to Shakespeare. He runs a website offering free resources on the subjects he teaches.

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