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Women of the Ancient World

Women tend to be the forgotten people of ancient history. Learn about their role in ancient societies and discover the lives of individual women who stood out from the crowd. COURSE OUTLINE The position of women in ancient societies: Egypt, Rome, Greece Egyptian queens, Ahmose-Nefertari, Hatshepsut and Nefertiti Greek poet, Sappho Aspasia, the mistress behind the great man, Pericles Boudicca who led her tribe, in battle against the might of Rome. Agrippina, wife of Claudius and... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Women of the Ancient World

<p>Women tend to be the forgotten people of ancient history. Learn about their role in ancient societies and discover the lives of individual women who stood out from the crowd.<br/><p><br/><strong>

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A Walk Down the Via Appia Antica

One of the greatest pleasures any visitor to Rome can have is to follow in the footsteps of centurions and saints on the Empire’s most famous road. This course will walk you down the opening stretch of the Via Appia – a walk easily done in real life, and one which will take you past tombs, catacombs, churches, circuses and villas through vistas of incomparable beauty. The very stones beneath your feet are nearly 2000 years old, but the road encompasses and defies time – every step... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
A Walk Down the Via Appia Antica

<p>One of the greatest pleasures any visitor to Rome can have is to follow in the footsteps of centurions and saints on the Empire’s most famous road. This course will walk you down the opening

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Another Morning in the British Museum

Examine another 10 artefacts from the ancient and medieval worlds, some famous, others obscure, all of them fascinating. The British Museum was founded in the late 18th Century with a view to make knowledge of the ancient world accessible to all. On this morning we will examine 10 objects from this museum, includimg The Winged Geni from Khorsabad, The Warren Cupand The Vindolanda Tablets, putting each one into its social, cultural and political context. This is a self-contained... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Another Morning in the British Museum

<p>Examine another 10 artefacts from the ancient and medieval worlds, some famous, others obscure, all of them fascinating. The British Museum was founded in the late 18th Century with a view to make

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Unique Roman Churches: An Archaeology of Faith

There are over 900 churches in Rome – we will look in detail at 9 of them – each with unusual historic, artistic and archaeological features. Most of these churches have their foundations in ancient Roman buildings but have been altered over time with artistic and religious embellishments by ambitious popes, politicians and benefactors – and even by the bombs of WWII. SUGGESTED READING Claridge, A., 2010, Rome (Oxford Archaeological Guide), Oxford den Arend, P., 2015, Churches in... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
Unique Roman Churches: An Archaeology of Faith

<p>There are over 900 churches in Rome – we will look in detail at 9 of them – each with unusual historic, artistic and archaeological features. Most of these churches have their foundations in

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Shock and Awe: Alexander and the Hellenistic World

The dashing conquests of Alexander the Great extended to the limits of the ‘known’ world. In the space of some 10 years he led his men from the familiar shores of the Aegean to the alluvial plains of Mesopotamia and onwards across the great Iranian plateau and rugged Hindu Kush. It was only at the River Beas that he was forced to halt before turning westwards to die at Babylon. Whilst Alexander’s deeds and those of his successors are celebrated in numerous historical and literary... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
Shock and Awe: Alexander and the Hellenistic World

<p>The dashing conquests of Alexander the Great extended to the limits of the ‘known’ world. In the space of some 10 years he led his men from the familiar shores of the Aegean to the alluvial plains

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Pagans, Jews and Christians

Whether you are devout or atheist, there is no denying the importance and influence of Christianity over the last 2000 years. Examine the nascent Christian faith from its origins in Judaism to its acceptance by the Roman emperor Constantine. Christianity was forged by its contact and conflict with various pagan religions. These dynamic interrelationships willl be discussed in an art-historical context by comparing Biblical sources to contemporary ancient texts and artefacts as well... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
Pagans, Jews and Christians

<p>Whether you are devout or atheist, there is no denying the importance and influence of Christianity over the last 2000 years. Examine the nascent Christian faith from its origins in Judaism to its

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The Ancient Olympics: Heroes, Myths and Society

Olympia excites scholars and travellers with its links between politics, religion, art and the social life of the Classical Greeks. It was also home of the most important festivals in honour of Zeus in the ancient world: the four-year cycle of games which were in existence for over 1000 years. This illustrated morning presents Olympia, from its foundations to its closure by Christian Roman emperors, and includes study of art, myth and the games themselves, with reference to the... [More]
$88 Limited inc GST / $79
The Ancient Olympics: Heroes, Myths and Society

<p>Olympia excites scholars and travellers with its links between politics, religion, art and the social life of the Classical Greeks. It was also home of the most important festivals in honour of

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