The writings of Cicero: an introduction
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.
Course Code: RC136
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
We will be learning about Cicero, one of the most influential and prolific Roman writers, his life and works.
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?
We will study (in English but with some reference to Latin) a range of Cicero’s writings from court speeches, to philosophical tracts and letters. We will also consider the cultural and political contexts of his works.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Have a better understanding of Cicero’s corpus and the times in which he wrote.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge is required but those with a keen interest in the late Roman Republic and its literature are encouraged to sign up.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be taught using Latin and English materials. Some reading will be set between lessons.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Bring writing material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Another course on ancient literature from September.
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.