Parallels between ancient Greek and ancient Indian views of History

Course Dates: 27/01/20
Time: 14:15 - 16:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Discover the similarities and differences between ancient and modern history and epic.


What is the course about?

Ancient and modern history and epic: similarities and differences.

What will we cover?

We shall be looking at the ancient Greek idea of recurring cycles of history; the scheme of the great ages, as given in ancient Greece and the Veda; the epic in India and Greece; the concept of fate in ancient Greece and India.

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

- See comparisons between ancient Greek and Indian epic and historiography;
- Recognise your own prejudices and predispositions in modern thinking related to mythology and fate.

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

This is an introductory level course, and no particular skills are required. Open-mindedness an enormous advantage!

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

All materials will be supplied by the tutor; no work outside this one-off class.

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

Pen; notebook; an open, enquiring mind!

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

We hope you might like to learn, or carry on learning, Greek or ancient Sanskrit, or any of our ancient literature in translation courses.

Tutor Biographies
Ian Murray

Ian has been teaching Latin & ancient Greek at the Citylit for 13 years, and before that taught youngsters in the independent sector. He qualified with a degree in Classics from King's College, London and says: 'In any one class at a school you might have only a handful who really want to study your subject, but here at the Citylit everyone in the class is there because they wish to be - learning purely for pleasure. People work well, in classes with a strong sense of loyalty, independent of syllabuses, and at the class's own pace. People I meet connected with Classics are amazed to hear that we have over 35 language classes a week. All this makes for a unique selling point. Ian takes one advanced Latin class as well as three of Greek, and outside the College he is a member of a team translating the letters of Marsilio Ficino of Florence, the Renaissance Platonist.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: RC860

Mon, day, 27 Jan - 27 Jan '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £19.00
Senior fee: £15.00
Concession: £12.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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