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Ancient History

Ancient History

Although ancient history, by definition, took place in an era that may seem distant, the happenings of the ancient world established many of our modern societal customs and values, from effective sewage systems to democracy much of it started with the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. It’s easy to see why exploring history is essential to fully understanding the here and now. Are you thinking about signing up for a history class? Our classes are a great way to explore a range of subjects to find the ones you love, with no pressure and no exams. Our tutors are friendly and qualified, and our courses are open to anyone over 18 – no experience or prior skills required.

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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. This course will 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... [More]
$158 Limited / $142

<p>Whether you are devout or atheist, there is no denying the importance and influence of Christianity over the last 2000 years. This course will examine the nascent Christian faith from its origins

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01 Jun

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The Ancient Aegean

For thousands of years (BC) sophisticated cultures came and went throughout Greece and the Aegean. Voyage around the mysteries and marvels of Neolithic, Bronze Age, Geometric and Archaic Greece. Explore the austere beauty of Cycladic art, the fabulous palaces and sanctuaries of the Minoans, the citadels and tombs of the Mycenaean war-lords.... [More]

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Agrippina the Younger

Agrippina had an excellent pedigree – who you were in Rome and who your ancestors were was extremely significant. She could trace her ancestry and that of her son Nero back to Rome’s first Emperor, Augustus. This was an enormous advantage and Agrippina played on it, making her not simply the most powerful woman in Rome, but one of its most powerful... [More]

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