William Sterling

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British Museum Ancient Greek Tour

This British Museum tour of the Greek Galleries takes place every day at 11:30 am.  We work on a four week rota and mine are on a Sunday.  The dates for my tours in 2022 are February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, May 29th, June 26th, July 24th, August 21st, September 18th, October 16th,… Read more »

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Great voyages from Greek and Roman myths – Jason, Odysseus and Aeneas

A detailed examination of the voyages and their fantastical encounters relating them to reality. Jason’s voyage to collect the Golden Fleece was described by Apollonius of Rhodes in his Argonautica written in Alexandria in the C3rd BC. He encountered the murderous women of Lemnos, the six-armed giant Gegeines, Phineas and the harpies, the clashing rocks,… Read more »

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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 »