What is the course about?
"Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Economic Migrants in the Mediterranean, from 750 BCE" by Hugh Bowden, King’s College London.
What will we cover?
For people to be driven from their homes by war, poverty or natural disasters is nothing new. For several centuries in the first millennium BCE the Mediterranean basin saw movements of populations in different directions as people looked for a new life in a new location. It was a period of violence and social upheaval. The lecture explores what was involved in these movements, and aims to reconstruct something of the experience of migrants over 2,500 years ago.
Hugh Bowden is Professor of Ancient History at King’s College London and also Head of the Classics Department. His research is focused on the practice of ancient religion, in particular in ancient Greece.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
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What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Classics lectures do not require any previous knowledge.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The lecture will consist of a talk followed by Q&A with the audience.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any other Classics lectures or classes.
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