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    Introducing Homer's Iliad

    This free course, Introducing Homer's Iliad, focuses on the epic poem telling the story of the Trojan War. It begins with the wider cycle of myths...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Feb 2019
    This free course, Introducing Homer's Iliad, focuses on the epic poem telling the...
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    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:

    18 May 2018

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    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

    Updated on:

    05 Apr 2018

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    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Apr 2018
    How do we learn about the world of the ancient Romans and Greeks? This free course...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2018

  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

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    Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Feb 2018
    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is...
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    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

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2018

  • Continuing classical Latin

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    This free course, Continuing classical Latin, gives you the opportunity to hear a...
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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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    07 Aug 2017

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    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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    11 Mar 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 11 Mar 2016
    This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of...
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    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...
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    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

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    11 Jan 2016

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    One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to...
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    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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    This free course offers an introduction to the Aeneid. Virgil’s Latin epic,...
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    The Birth of Comedy

    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the adolescent humour of The Inbetweeners, add in a healthy dose of Monty Python...

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    15 Aug 2013

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    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
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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    BA (Honours) Humanities
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities
    Updated 18 Jun 2019
    If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for an intellectual challenge,...

    MA in Classical Studies

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    MA in Classical Studies
    Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and...

    BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (Classical Studies)

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    BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (Classical Studies)
    Updated 18 Jun 2019
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities

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    BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities
    Updated 18 Jun 2019
    From poetry to string quartets, and from sculpture to short stories, the...

    BA (Honours) Classical Studies

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    BA (Honours) Classical Studies
    Updated 18 Jun 2019
    The ancient Greek and Roman worlds have given us a heritage of extraordinary...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities
    Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This diploma of higher education encompasses a wide range of fascinating...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Classical Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Classical Studies
    Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This accessible and rewarding course explores the literature, language, art and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities
    Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This certificate provides a broad introduction to the arts and humanities,...

    Making your learning count

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    Making your learning count
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This innovative and flexible OU level 1 module is a fantastic way for you to count...

    MA Classical Studies part 1

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    MA Classical Studies part 1
    Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    Our fascination with ancient Greece and Rome continues to this day. The...

    MA Classical Studies part 2

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    MA Classical Studies part 2
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This module forms part 2 of the MA in Classical Studies and allows you to apply...

    Exploring the classical world

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    Exploring the classical world
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This module is for anyone interested in ancient Greece and Rome. You'll...

    Discovering the arts and humanities

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    Discovering the arts and humanities
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This module will introduce you to the study of the arts and humanities at...

    The Roman Empire

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    The Roman Empire
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    At its height the Roman empire stretched from Scotland to Syria. This OU level 3...

    Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome

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    Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality...

    Reading classical Greek: language and literature

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    Reading classical Greek: language and literature
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This module combines an introduction to classical Greek language with the study of...

    Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds

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    Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    What is myth? This module is a broad interdisciplinary study of Greek and Roman...

    Voices, texts and material culture

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    Voices, texts and material culture
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2019
    This is an interdisciplinary module built around the broad concepts of voices,...