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  • Icarus: entering the world of myth

    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Feb 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Feb 2017
    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
  • Hadrian's Rome

    This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (117-38 CE). What impact did the emperor have...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    12 Jan 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Jan 2017
    This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of...
  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages. It is for those who have...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    29 Sep 2016

  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

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    Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Sep 2016
    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is...
  • Getting started on classical Latin

    This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Getting started on classical Latin

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in...
  • Introducing the Classical world

    How do we learn about the world of the ancient Romans and Greeks? This free course, Introducing the Classical world, will provide you with an...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    04 Feb 2016

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    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 04 Feb 2016
    How do we learn about the world of the ancient Romans and Greeks? This free course...
  • Continuing classical Latin

    This free course, Continuing classical Latin, gives you the opportunity to hear a discussion of the development of the Latin language.

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    18 Jan 2016

  • Continuing classical Latin

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    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 18 Jan 2016
    This free course, Continuing classical Latin, gives you the opportunity to hear a...
  • The body in antiquity

    This free course, The body in antiquity, will introduce you to the concept of the body in Greek and Roman civilisation. In recent years, the body...

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    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    18 Jan 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Jan 2016
    This free course, The body in antiquity, will introduce you to the concept of the...
  • Plato on tradition and belief

    How can we settle questions of morality or ethics? This free course, Plato on tradition and belief, explores Plato's dialogue, the Laches, to...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Jan 2016

  • Plato on tradition and belief

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
    How can we settle questions of morality or ethics? This free course, Plato on...
  • Library of Alexandria

    One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to address is 'how do we know what we know about antiquity?' Whether we're...

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

  • Library of Alexandria

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    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 11 Jan 2016
    One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to...
  • Introducing Virgil’s Aeneid

    This free course offers an introduction to the Aeneid. Virgil’s Latin epic, written in the 1st century BCE, tells the story of the Trojan hero...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    11 Nov 2015

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    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 11 Nov 2015
    This free course offers an introduction to the Aeneid. Virgil’s Latin epic,...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    Reading classical Greek: language and literature

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    Reading classical Greek: language and literature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Teaches beginners the basic vocabulary and grammar needed to start reading...

    Voices, texts and material culture

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    Voices, texts and material culture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module uses the concepts of voices, texts and material culture to extend your...

    Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds

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    Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Explore Greek and Roman myth through detailed study of individual works of...

    The arts past and present

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    The arts past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Beauneveu: Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library; Kandinsky: © The Art Institute of Chicago. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Study a broad range of arts subject areas (from history to philosophy, music to...