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A Summer School with the Muddy Archaeologist
and Looking Ahead to the Autumn – Book now to be inspired!

Join me for a Summer Special!

The Roman Occupation of Britain

Tuesday evenings 7.00-9.00pm    Rossett School Adult Education Centre
5th June to 26th June 2018
4 richly illustrated sessions   Great Value at just £38

The Romans invaded Britain and they stamped their forts, villas and town life on our islands.  Join me to discover – from an archaeologist’s eye view – how to understand and enjoy Roman sites wherever you go in Britain.

Bookings:  Contact Melissa or Catherine, Rossett Adult Learning    email  or  Tel. 01423 563768

Choose from a rich variety of courses starting in September 2018!

BOOK NOW!    Contact Gillian Hovell  by email  or    Tel. 07860 637301    Places are limited.

Join The Muddy Archaeologist in locations around the Harrogate region for fascinating explorations into the ancient world.

Archaeology and ancient history continues to flood in on our TV screens and radios.  Maybe you thrilled to the BBC drama ‘Troy’, or watched the Civilizations series and other documentaries about the ancient world.

Now’s your chance to see What the Romans really thought about Troy through Virgil’s Aeneid, or discover what Roman biographer, Suetonius, wrote about I, Claudius and Other Emperors.  Or why not explore the solid, practical world of Roman architecture and engineering with the great Roman writer, Vitruvius.   

And if you’re planning on stretching your Latin muscles a little more, join me for relaxed and friendly assisted Reading Sessions of Virgil’s Aeneid.

Virgil’s Aeneid : What the Romans really thought about Troy

Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon at The Old Deanery, Ripon

12th September to 28th November  2018 

£110 for eight 2-hour richly illustrated sessions

Maybe you watched BBC’s Troy?  Maybe you’d like to know more?   Why not see it from the Romans’ viewpoint, as well as from the Ancient Greeks.  Join us and explore the adventure that was the Story of Troy.

Texts shall be read in translation with short extracts also in the original Latin to enjoy the richness and depth of the words used by this master poet, called ‘The Lord of Language’ by Tennyson.  Non-Latin readers and rusty Latinists very welcome – full guidance will be given.

I, Claudius & Other Emperors   by Biographer Suetonius

Mondays 10am -12 noon  at Christ Church, Harrogate
10th September to 3rd December 2018
£120 for ten 2-hour richly illustrated sessions

Remember the BBC’s I, Claudius series of the 1970s?  Or want to know more about the emperors of Rome and their personalities, quirks and alsl the gossip?  Well, the Roman biographer, Suetonius, wrote all about them and coloured our view of the most powerful men in the world, 2,000 years ago.  

Join us and see the Julius Caesar and the first emperors – revered Augustus, moody Tiberius, mad bad Caligula and Claudius the Stammerer – as real people.  The story goes on with deranged Nero, the year of 4 emperors and Vespasian and his two sons, Titus & Domitian.  This is one of the most ‘human’ ways to explore the world of Ancient Rome.

Texts shall be read in translation with short extracts also in the original Latin to enjoy the richness and depth of the words used.  Non-Latin readers and rusty Latinists very welcome – full guidance will be given.

BOOK NOW!    Contact Gillian Hovell  by email  or    Tel. 07860 637301    Places are limited.

Roman Living by Design: Vitruvian Man in Ancient Rome

Mondays 1.15-3.15pm
North Stainley Village Hall
10th September to 3rd December 2018

£120 for ten 2-hour richly illustrated sessions.

This course looks at how Ancient Rome was built – physically and culturally.

With Renaissance-influencing Vitruvius’ de architectura as our guide, we explore how Roman life was designed.  We shall cover everything from the wonders of the Roman baths to interior decorating, and from ancient aesthetics to the Greek influence of geometry, all of which so influenced not just Roman life but the Renaissance

This richly illustrated course will depict ancient life, art and architecture in a fresh and vital way.    Please join us.

BOOK NOW!    Contact Gillian Hovell  by email  or    Tel. 07860 637301    Places are limited.

Latin Reading Group :  Virgil’s Aeneid
Thursdays 10-11am  (9.45am refreshment)
at 212 Woodfield Road, Harrogate, HG1 4JF
13th September onwards
£10 per session  Pay as you Go

Guided close reading and tuition enabling a deeper understanding of Latin grammar, and of Virgil’s greatest work.

BOOK NOW!    Contact Gillian Hovell  by email  or    Tel. 07860 637301    Places are limited.

BOOK NOW, and then sit back and enjoy your summer while looking forward to a thrilling adventure into the past and into the way our world today has been shaped.
All with good company and a friendly welcome.