Myth, Religion and Daily Life in Ancient Art

Course Ref: C3746107
Date: 6 meetings on Wednesdays starting 06/01/2021. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Online
Tutor: Sandra Smith
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Fee: £38.40

This course will take six important ancient sites and describe the circumstances of their discovery and the major structures and spectacular finds from them. We will then attempt to link these sites with major stories of myth, legend and religion with which they have been linked over time. Major events from history, prehistory and myth will be explored. Stories of ancient heroes, kings and monsters will be discussed along with the archaeological finds that may, or indeed may not, be associated with them. Sites to be discussed include the ancient city of Ur, the palace at Knossos, the island of Thera, the citadels of Mycenae and Troy and the Acropolis of Athens. Major myths include the stories of Theseus and the Minotaur, the epic poems of Homer and Virgil, the story of the founding of Athens, the story of Atlantis and the epic tale of Gilgamesh.

This course will be delivered online.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.