William Sterling

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Great Sea Battles from the Classical World

  Great Sea Battles from the Classical World – Salamis, Syracuse and Actium A general look at ships and sailing techniques in the Ancient World and how vessels were used in warfare.  This course was run at the National Maritime Museum on Sunday 25th March 2018. We looked at the strategies used by navies in… Read more »

Orpheus – Life after Death

Orpheus – Life after Death 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. This course was run at the City Lit on Saturday 3rd March 2018. We studied the Greek Myths surrounding Orpheus… Read more »

Figureheads, Ship Badges and Silverware

Figureheads, Ship Badges and Silverware – Nineteenth Century Classical References in the National Maritime Museum This course was designed to delve into classical myths used in naval related items by examining some of the NMM collection of C19th objects and was run on Sunday 25th February 2018. Following on from the previous course we looked… Read more »

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