Slavery in the ancient world
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The key aspects of what it meant to be a slave in Rome and how people could free themselves.
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.
Sean has been teaching Greek and Latin for a very long time, and he loves what he does. While not doing that, he's made the time to write around forty books. These include twelve historical novels, by "Richard Blake," and published by Hodder & Stoughton. They also include editions of Book VI of "The Aeneid," the "Historia Langobardorum" of Paul the Deacon, and various parts of St Jerome's Latin version of The New Testament. One of his science fiction novels was nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.
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.