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Parenting and Childhood in the Ancient World

The love and nurturing of children has many universal themes which transcend time – toys, games, family relationships, rites of passage. The day to day realities and risks of raising children and of being a child in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome varied greatly according to social status and gender. Enter into the world of ancient childhood and parenting through this poignant study of texts, artefacts and forensic materials from all over the Mediterranean world. SUGGESTED READING... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $94
Parenting and Childhood in the Ancient World

<p>The love and nurturing of children has many universal themes which transcend time – toys, games, family relationships, rites of passage. The day to day realities and risks of raising children and

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The Lure of Aphrodite

Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love, sex and fertility, has a long and illustrious pedigree – one which this course will trace back as far as the Neolithic Era and through to Roman times. Her forebears include the Egyptian goddess Hathor, Sumerian Ishtar and Phoenician Astarte. Cyprus, Kythera, Corinth and Sicily were among the many extraordinary places which hosted her cult – inspiring poets, philosophers and emperors throughout the Greco-Roman world. SUGGESTED READING Budin, S.,... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
The Lure of Aphrodite

<p>Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love, sex and fertility, has a long and illustrious pedigree – one which this course will trace back as far as the Neolithic Era and through to Roman times. Her

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Home Beautiful - Ancient Style

Hang around the gardens of Babylon! Sup with the Caesars at Baia! Peek into the recipe book of Apicius! Forget those TV renovation and recipe shows! Take some lessons in domestic science from the ancient experts of Egypt, Greece and Rome by visiting their lavish homes, gardens and dining tables. Be inspired by their skills at home décor, horticulture and haute cuisine. Woo your senses – and whet your appetites for your next Mediterranean trip! SUGGESTED READING Ault, B.A., and... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $94
Home Beautiful - Ancient Style

<p>Hang around the gardens of Babylon! Sup with the Caesars at Baia! Peek into the recipe book of Apicius! Forget those TV renovation and recipe shows! Take some lessons in domestic science from the

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The Spread of Islam

Once the Arab armies had burst out from the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean world changed. Islam became the dominant religion in many areas of the old Byzantine and Persian Empires, with building types copying the Islamic glories of Jerusalem & Damascus. This illustrated session traces this process, and then the later years of Islamic consolidation, and the rise of independent caliphs, as we examine Jerusalem, Damascus, Tunisia, Cairo, Morocco, Andalusia, and more. Then onto... [More]
$86 Limited inc GST / $77
The Spread of Islam

<p>Once the Arab armies had burst out from the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean world changed. Islam became the dominant religion in many areas of the old Byzantine and Persian Empires, with

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A Morning In the Louvre Museum

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum was founded in the 1793. Heir to the century of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, the Louvre was quickly accepted as the “museum among museums”. This morning we will examine 10 objects from the museum’s ancient collection, some famous, others obscure, all of them fascinating. The objects will be viewed into their social, cultural and political contexts. COURSE OUTLINE The Venus de Milo (really the Aphrodite of Melos) Small bust of an... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
A Morning In the Louvre Museum

<p>The Louvre or the Louvre Museum was founded in the 1793. Heir to the century of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, the Louvre was quickly accepted as the “museum among museums”. This

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The World of Homer: Troy, Greece & the Hittites

Homer’s great work on the Trojan War, The Iliad, introduced scholars to aspects of life in the late Bronze Age period in the Aegean and Mediterranean areas. Yet it was not only a world of battles and heroes – the period from 1400 to 1200 BC saw a great boom in international trade, and the rise of competing empires in New Kingdom Egypt, the Hittites in central Turkey, and the Mycenaeans in Greece. During this fully-illustrated session, we examine aspects of each civilisation,... [More]

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