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Ancient Greek Contest and Competition

Mondays 5pm, Meets 4 times, £44 (age 13-18)

  • Starts 3 Jun
  • 44 British pounds
  • Zoom class

Available spots

Service Description

Explore the big ideas that formed the culture of the ancient Greeks, and shaped their history. This course will focus on ideas surrounding the ancient Greek 'agon' - contest or competition in its many forms. This was a fundamental aspect of life in ancient Greece, from the Olympic Games to war; the rivalry between the tribes of Athens; inter-state friction; rivalry between individuals. The Greeks were competitive about theatre, festivals, and almost anything you can think of. We will also be looking at the Olympic Games, what they meant to the Greeks, some particular participants, and some surprising discoveries about them! The course will bring in examples from literature, history and archaeology to discuss in the context of ancient Greek history, and will allow plenty of space for discussion and to explore the themes the students are most interested in.

Cancellation Policy

We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.

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