Courses about Ancient Civilisations

Delve into stories of classics and the ancient world, learn the languages and explore their cultures. Courses are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends.

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Ancient civilisations

Ancient civilisations

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  1. Taking the papyri

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delving into ancient papyri, you'll discover aspects of the social history of Egypt under Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Creation myths in the ancient near East

    Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore with us the idea of ‘myth’. We will look at creation myths in Ugarit, in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Latin epic: the later period

    Course Date: Tue 5 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a Literature course which focuses on the development of the genre of epic in the Latin world, especially after Augustus.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: further themes

    Course Date: Thu 7 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ancient Greeks and Romans reflected their worldviews in their art, sculpture and architecture and in their literature; looking at one in the light of the other can be fascinating, enjoyable and illuminating.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  5. Classics day

    Course Date: Sat 16 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Build, the British Museum and UCL bring you another stimulating day of talks and discussions on themes relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. This year's focus will be on the wide-ranging subject of festivals and celebrations – personal, public and religious – across the ancient world of Greece and Rome. Anyone with a love of the classics is welcome. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £19.00

  6. Roman women

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The lives and importance of women in Republican and Imperial Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. Cities of Gold: Native American Cities Before Columbus

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the little known history of pre-Columbian civilizations North of Mexico and their links to Aztec and other Mexican cultures.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become personal with Sir Flinders Petrie, the pioneer of scientific archaeology in Egypt and Palestine. Spend the afternoon up close with his archaeological treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 13 Mar 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity. For details, visit bildutrapagaran.info/discovertheclassics.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  10. Homer's Iliad: reading group

    Course Date: Thu 21 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore Homer's great epic tale in translation.

    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  11. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: an introduction for complete beginners at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 22 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and Build, uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to provide a foundation in the writing of hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum, in the Sackler Room.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity. Visit bildutrapagaran.info/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  13. Ancient world civilisations

    Course Date: Wed 24 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course looks at major ancient civilisations around the world. Offering a fresh perspective on the emergence of states, chiefdoms and empires, the ten lessons will examine relationships and influences between settled and nomadic peoples.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Greek literature: a survey course

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take the first steps in learning about Greek literature.

    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Myths of the Bible

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore some of the myths from the Old and the New Testament.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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