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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: British Museum

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 »

This tag: British Museum

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. What is the course about? A detailed examination of the voyages and their fantastical encounters relating them to reality. What topics will we cover? Jason’s voyage to collect the Golden Fleece was described by Apollonius of Rhodes in his Argonautica written… Read more »

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