Ancient and Medieval Culture in South Italy and Sicily WEA Sydney

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The ancient and medieval culture of Southern Italy and Sicily was one of the most colourful and continuously creative in history, lasting for a good 2000 years. The authors present a course of historical narrative interwoven with surveys of the cultural achievement in all fields of endeavour, from poetry, art and craft, to science and philosophy, education and politics. It covers the eras when democracy and the Christian eras were born. Lavishly illustrated, this course should be of interest to all students of older cultures, but also those who may be wishing to visit those sites. Course book is fully illustrated in colour.

This is a Discussion Group course, if you aren’t already part of a group please see ‘Getting Started’ below.


Course Tutor: Caterina Pangallo

Course Code: D237

Supplied Material: Course Booklet

Units & Pricing: 6 units / $78 per person


Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.

Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.

Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.