William Sterling

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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. We shall look at the strategies used by navies in the ancient world and specifically the tactics at Salamis in 480 BC where the allied Greek forces defeated the Persian fleet of King Xerxes, the second… Read more »

This tag: Ancient Rome

Figureheads, Ship Badges and Silverware – Nineteenth Century Classical References in the British Museum

Delve into classical myths used in naval related and other items by examining some of the British Museum and other collections of C19th objects. 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 were known… Read more »

This tag: Ancient Rome

British Museum Highlights

These tours of the British Museum last 90 minutes and take in up to 15 highlights from the museum’s vast collection.  They are at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The tours cover both main floors of the museum plus some of the side rooms and examine objects from Africa, Europe,… Read more »

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