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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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The Sea Peoples and the End of the Bronze Age

History has been characterized by the rise and fall of civilisations. The fall of what seems like the strong interconnected world of the late Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean, represented by the Egyptian New Kingdom, the Hittite empire, and the Mycenean world, has posed a puzzle for archaeologist and historians of the region. It is often perceived as a violent collapse, linked to the arrival of the so-called Sea Peoples. We will examine this period, the written and... [More]
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The Sea Peoples and the End of the Bronze Age

<p>History has been characterized by the rise and fall of civilisations. The fall of what seems like the strong interconnected world of the late Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean, represented by

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Ancient Greek Inventions: Technologies, Tricks and Toys

Ancient Greek engineers, such as Archimedes of Syracuse, Philon of Byzantium, Heron of Alexandria, and Pappus of Alexandria, invented and used numerous mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic devices. Greeks measured distance with hodometers and time with sundials and clepsydras (hydraulic clocks), and made hydraulic alarm clocks. They used complicated cranes and winches for construction. They made seemingly magical automata: a smart cup pouring wine when it exceeds the limit, a “birds... [More]
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Ancient Greek Inventions: Technologies, Tricks and Toys

<p>Ancient Greek engineers, such as Archimedes of Syracuse, Philon of Byzantium, Heron of Alexandria, and Pappus of Alexandria, invented and used numerous mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic devices.

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Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

Originally named Gaius Octavious Thurinus, he was great nephew of Julius Caesar and his heir in much more than mere money. Octavian went on to defeat Mark Antony in the civil war that broke out on Caesar’s assassination. From his winning position, he manoeuvred himself into the role of princeps – ‘First citizen’ in Rome. He gave himself the name, Augustus. Through his diplomatic skills he was able to reconcile the old guard to his new role as First Person of the Roman State. He... [More]
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Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

<p>Originally named Gaius Octavious Thurinus, he was great nephew of Julius Caesar and his heir in much more than mere money. Octavian went on to defeat Mark Antony in the civil war that broke out on

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Ancient Nazca Lines: Mystery and Theories of their Meaning

Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, the Nazca Lines are a collection of giant desert drawings or geoglyphs that were created by the ancient Nazca culture between AD 450 and 600, considered as another great civilization of the “New World”. Thanks to its isolation and dryness and stable climate of the plateau, the drawings and lines have survived and been preserved naturally for many hundreds of years. Among the many theories, one of the most accepted is that the lines were... [More]
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Ancient Nazca Lines: Mystery and Theories of their Meaning

<p>Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, the Nazca Lines are a collection of giant desert drawings or geoglyphs that were created by the ancient Nazca culture between AD 450 and 600, considered

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Ancient Nazca Lines: Mystery and Theories of their Meaning

<p>Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, the Nazca Lines are a collection of giant desert drawings or geoglyphs that were created by the ancient Nazca culture between AD 450 and 600, considered

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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 citizens. While women in Rome had no official role to play in male dominated politics, a woman of intelligence, boundless ambition and... [More]
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Agrippina the Younger

<p>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,

...

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