William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Women in Ancient Greece

Using literary sources and objects in the British Museum and elsewhere we compared and contrasted the attitude of the Ancient Greeks to women in society, as figures in mythology and as goddesses. We examined the position of women in Ancient Greece and the Greek colonies as well as the attitude to women as seen as… Read more »

Sport in the Ancient World

I first ran a course at the City Lit on this on 12 February 2012 ready for the Olympics coming to London.  I also run private tours on the same subject at the British Museum and ran several during the Olympics. In 2015 the joint City Lit/UCL/British Museum annual Classics Day on Saturday 7th March… Read more »

Women in Etruria and Rome

Ancient Etruscan and Roman Women Comparing and contrasting women in the societies of Ancient Etruria, Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. Examining the position of women in Ancient Italy as well as the attitude to women as seen as goddesses. The contrasting roles of women in Etruscan and… Read more »

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