William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

The Trojan War

The Trojan War in History, Art and Literature at the City Lit was held on Sunday 27 January 2013.  I expanded this into a tree day course on Saturdays 7th, 21st and 28th October 2017. We examined the causes, progress and aftermath of this famous war using the art and literature of Ancient Greece and later.… Read more »

Jean Duc de Berry

Jean Duc de Berry and Mediaeval Art Patronage Son, brother and uncle of successive French kings, Jean was one of the great patrons of art. Using objects in the British Museum and elsewhere we examined his legacy and those of his contemporaries in mediaeval patronage of art, particularly objects associated with power and religion. The… Read more »

Nero’s Women

This lecture was given on 22 June 2021 as part of the City Lit/British Museum/University College London Classics Week based around the British Museum exhibition on Nero. The text of the lecture. Neros women A PDF version of the slides that went with the lecture. Nero’s Women Classics Week 2021 Lecture PDF The two musical… Read more »

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