Ancient civilisations

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Ancient civilisations

Ancient civilisations

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  1. The Trojan War

    Course Date: Sat 7 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The myths surrounding the 10 year war between the Greek City States and Troy in c. 1200 BC including the events leading up to the war, some of the conflicts of the war and some of the events in its aftermath. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  2. Egyptology day

    Egyptology day

    Course Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    After thousands of years, the legacy of the Ancient Egyptians continues to captivate. This October, leading experts shed new light on this mysterious civilisation at Build's annual Egyptology day, delivered in partnership with the . No prior knowledge is required - just bring your curiosity!
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Civilisations of the El Dorado: buildings and arts from tropical South America

    Course Date: Tue 31 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shrouded in mystery and legend, Amazonian and Central American cultures reveal surprising links to societies of the Andes that defy and challenge common perceptions about the rise of civilisation in the Americas.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £55.00

  4. The birth of Hellenism: the Greek world after Alexander the Great

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    When Alexander the Great died in 323 BC, the Greek world had been entirely changed. In the aftermath of his death a power struggle ensued that led to the rise of a number of kingdoms ruled by Alexander’s successors, the so-called “diadochoi”. In this course, we will examine this period of history to see what kind of impact Alexander made.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £40.00

  5. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017 (and 3 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

  6. The classical world and Shakespeare

    Course Date: Sat 11 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A quarter of Shakespeare’s major works were based on stories from the Classical World and have influenced our view of the Classical World ever since.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 6 Dec 2017 (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

  8. Introduction to Classical Civilization – The Twelve Caesars

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary lives of the first rulers of Imperial Rome. Ancient historians have given us vivid accounts of the sometimes amusing, often scandalous, but always fascinating events in their lives. Can we distinguish between 'fact’ and vicious propaganda? A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  9. Ancient Egypt – ‘The Dazzling Sun Disk’ - The earlier reign of Amenhotep III

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Egypt is at the very apex of its international power and prestige. Amenhotep III is the greatest of its monarchs. His reign is documented by some of the most exciting and enigmatic archaeological discoveries made in the Nile Valley. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £95.00

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

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  11. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what messages the ancient Greeks and Romans were trying to convey about themselves through their art, sculpture and architecture. No prior knowledge of their world is necessary – just an enquiring mind.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £95.00

  12. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    India's three indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism - have given rise to one of the oldest artistic civilisations in the world. Learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient India in this introductory course.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £70.00

  13. Classics in museums: collecting and displaying Greek and Roman objects

    Course Date: Thu 8 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover collections of classical art and archaeology, in museums in London and across the UK, and explore the different ways they have been collected and presented to the public. No prior knowledge needed. Visits to British Museum and Sir John Soane’s Museum included.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Classics day

    Classics day

    Course Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Build, the British Museum and UCL bring you another exciting day of talks, discussions and gallery visits on themes relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. This year's topic will be "Faith, Belief and Religion in the Classical World". Anyone with a love of the classics is welcome. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required!
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £30.00
    Concession: £15.00

  15. Orpheus – Life after Death

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlike other Greek Heroes Orpheus was basically peaceful. He braved the Underworld and was one of the Argonauts. Ever since he has been a major influence for artists and composers.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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