William Sterling

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The Ancient Olympics

As the Modern Olympic Games are going to take place this summer, it is time to reflect on their origin in Ancient Greece. Other Greek cities held games and the class will include a virtual visit to the British Museum. What is the course about? Using images from sculpture and pottery and the descriptions by… Read more »

This tag: Ancient Rome

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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Great sea battles from the classical world – Salamis, Syracuse and Actium

Ships and sailing techniques and naval warfare in the Ancient World. What is the course about? A general look at ships and sailing techniques in the Ancient World and how vessels were used in warfare. What topics will we cover? We shall look at the strategies used by navies in the ancient world and specifically… Read more »

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