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October 2021

Women in Ancient Rome

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - October 29 @ 7:30 pm
City Lit via Zoom
£59

Women's position in the Ancient Roman world was important as they played important roles in the home, in business, in religion and even in politics. The Lives and Importance of women in Republican and Imperial Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. The contrasting roles of women in different parts of Roman society in the Republic and the Empire, from slaves to Empresses.  The numerous female goddesses will be examined and how their attributes reflected…

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England’s Earliest Kings: 1 The Sutton Hoo King and the Bretwaldas

October 9 @ 11:00 am - October 16 @ 1:30 pm
City Lit via Zoom
£59

After the Romans left in the C5th AD Britain was slowly conquered by Germanic tribes dividing the country up into about a dozen small kingdoms.  The strongest king was known as the Bretwalda or Britain Ruler.  Was the man buried at Sutton Hoo one of them? We will examine what happened after the Romans left and which tribes settled where. The Jutes founded the kingdoms of Kent and Wight first but the Saxons then dominated setting up Sussex, Wessex and…

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November 2021

The Trojan War

November 6 @ 11:00 am - November 13 @ 1:30 pm
City Lit via Zoom
£69

The myths surrounding the war between the Greeks and Trojans in c. 1200 BC. Or is it true? 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. The marriage of Peleus and Thetis, the Judgement of Paris, Achilles’s battles with Penthesilea, Hector and others, the fall of Troy,…

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