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The Enigmatic Celts

Most of us associate the Celts with the countries of Ireland and Scotland. However, there was a time when the Celts ranged across Europe and into Turkey. The Galatians of the New Testament were Celts. The original ‘homeland’ of Celtic culture was central Europe – modern day Austria and Switzerland. From here, Celtic culture spread to the east and west, becoming the dominant culture in Europe for a thousand years. In this course we will examine the roots of Celtic civilisation and... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
The Enigmatic Celts

<p>Most of us associate the Celts with the countries of Ireland and Scotland. However, there was a time when the Celts ranged across Europe and into Turkey. The Galatians of the New Testament were

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The Spartans

According to myth the Spartans were sown from the teeth of a dragon. Their fearsome reputations revolved around a brutal warrior training which began from birth. The stand of the 300 Spartans against the Persian Hordes in 480BC is a byword for courage against the odds. They were said to have engaged in child sacrifice, ritual murder and strange rites of passage. The reality of life in ancient Sparta far outstrips the myth. Set in a Peloponnesian homeland of extraordinary mystery... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
The Spartans

<p>According to myth the Spartans were sown from the teeth of a dragon. Their fearsome reputations revolved around a brutal warrior training which began from birth. The stand of the 300 Spartans

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was one of the greatest statesmen and military commanders of history. From relatively obscure beginnings he rose through the ranks of a Roman society that prized commanding oratory and organized violence. Politically astute, conceited and terribly charismatic, he wooed the Roman populace with his smooth tongue and great military victories and ultimately became dictator of an empire he personally had a hand in creating. Yet, he was killed for his success and his... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Julius Caesar

<p>Julius Caesar was one of the greatest statesmen and military commanders of history. From relatively obscure beginnings he rose through the ranks of a Roman society that prized commanding oratory

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A Morning in Ancient Carthage

The Romans fought three great wars with their deadly rival Carthage, with victory leading to Rome’s control of the Western Mediterranean. Prior to these epic conflicts, Carthage also fought the Greeks for over 200 years for control of Sicily, and the trade routes around South Italy. In many ways, the Carthage of the 5th Century BC was a greater city than Athens. Come and explore the many lives of this important ancient city, from its Phoenician origins to its rebirth as the Roman... [More]
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A Morning in Ancient Carthage

The Romans fought three great wars with their deadly rival Carthage, with victory leading to Rome’s control of the Western Mediterranean. Prior to these epic conflicts, Carthage also fought the Greeks

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Who was Mary Magdalene?

Mary Magdalene is one of three Marys in the New Testament, who have often been confused with each other. Mary has been cast as wealthy disciple, as penitent sinner, as Jesus' concubine or wife, as a goddess of beauty and love, even as the eternal sacred feminine. She has given us the adjective maudlin, for someone who becomes over-sentimental, especially after a few drinks! Tonight we consider some of the many compelling stories of her life and death – historians cannot even agree... [More]
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Who was Mary Magdalene?

Mary Magdalene is one of three Marys in the New Testament, who have often been confused with each other. Mary has been cast as wealthy disciple, as penitent sinner, as Jesus' concubine or wife, as a

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Egyptomania! 2000 Years of Ancient Egyptian Madness

Love Ancient Egypt? You’re not the first! Countless millions have shared your fascination and paid tribute to Egypt’s art, religion and monuments over the centuries. Fly through an Egyptian time warp from Rome to the Renaissance, Napoleon to Art Deco, and land back in Australia where Egyptian influence struck in some strange and poignant places. As part of the course the lecturer will share her own collection of Egypt influenced artefacts and invites students to bring their own if... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Egyptomania! 2000 Years of Ancient Egyptian Madness

<p>Love Ancient Egypt? You’re not the first! Countless millions have shared your fascination and paid tribute to Egypt’s art, religion and monuments over the centuries. Fly through an Egyptian time

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Turkey - The World's Largest Archaeological Site

Modern day Turkey straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. In the ancient world it was a crossroads between the cultures of Eastern and Western Europe and the territories of the Near East. As such, Turkey is littered with extraordinary archaeological sites that date from Neolithic times until the fall of the Roman Empire. In this lecture a number of Turkey’s archaeological sites will be examined along with the societies that created them. Some are famous – Ephesus, Didyma,... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Turkey - The World's Largest Archaeological Site

<p>Modern day Turkey straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. In the ancient world it was a crossroads between the cultures of Eastern and Western Europe and the territories of the Near East. As

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