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

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  1. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    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: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  3. Introduction to classical civilization: the rise of Rome

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The history of Rome from its mythological beginnings to the fall of the Republic. Includes visit to the British museum.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Introduction to Classical Greek literature

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover the key works and authors of Ancient Greece.

    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Ancient Egypt: Pharaohs of the Sun - Akhenaten and Nefertiti

    Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This period is truly the most controversial in the entire history of the Nile Valley. An extensive literature details disagreement and doubt. Recent excavations and modern analysis has overthrown long accepted 'facts' but conclusions remain enigmatic and contested. That the Amarna Period experienced extraordinary changes in religion, politics and art, however, is certain. We will consider the various attempts to explain this and the evidence for it.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  6. Taking the papyri

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through letters and documents we meet some fascinating characters: clerks, a cavalry officer, some bankers, an engineer, the woman who emptied a chamber pot over Herakleides as he passed her window, a recluse, and others.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. 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

  9. Jewish novels in the Hellenistic period

    Course Date: Tue 29 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the emergence of the novel as a literary genre during the Hellenistic period, which has given birth to the modern novel. There will be no class on Tuesday 26 February.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

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    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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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