What do the ancient Greeks and Romans mean to you? This one-day course traces the rise of Greek civilisation from the legendary times of Troy to the end of the Roman Republic and the first emperors. These two cultures are closely related and in turn shaped the world that followed. The Greek classical heyday was the fifth century BC, Rome’s was four hundred years later. In between came Alexander and his conquests, which left a world transfused with Hellenism: this was what the Romans inherited and they put their own stamp on it. In fact they put their stamp on quite a lot. In the first century BC Julius Caesar came, saw, but didn’t conquer Britain, leaving it for his successors a hundred years later, who returned more permanently. The remarkable Roman settlement at Fishbourne was first developed in the first century AD.
This fascinating one day course will take a broad brush approach to Ancient Greece and Rome, looking at original texts in Latin, Ancient Greek and in translation. We’ll be exploring the Latin and Greek roots of English words, as well as getting to grips with the chronology of the ancient world.
This course is ideal for those with a little knowledge of Latin or Greek, as well as the complete beginner.
The course costs £50.00 per person, which covers tuition, materials, refreshments and admission to the Roman Palace. Places are limited, so book well in advance by contacting us on 01243 785859.