William Sterling

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The Trojan War

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… Read more »

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Heroes and Gods: 19th and 20th Century Classical References in the British Museum and elsewhere

What is the course about? Delve into classical myths used in naval related items by examining some objects from various collections. What topics will we cover? Following on from the previous course we shall look at what Classical artworks were available to artists in the C19th and what literary works were studied in schools and… Read more »

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The Etruscans: an Introduction

Although their language has been lost the influence of the Etruscans on the Greeks and Romans was enormous and many objects survive today. The day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum. What is the course about? The Etruscans are one of the more mysterious civilisations of Ancient Europe.  The Greeks and Romans… Read more »

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