William Sterling

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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 »

This tag: Greek Myths

Shakespeare And The Classical World

A quarter of Shakespeare’s major works were based on stories from the Classical World and have influenced our view of the Classical World ever since. What is the course about? We shall examine the plays inspired by myths and history from Ancient Greece and Rome. We shall be looking at the plots of these briefly… Read more »

This tag: Greek Myths

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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