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Hellenic Museum To Offer Virtual Course on Ancient Greece in January

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The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne’s iconic hub of Greek culture and history, both ancient and modern, will be hosting a fascinating course called “City, town and country in ancient Greece” in January via Zoom.

The educational program will allow learners to delve into the ancient Greek world to better understand the massive influence of ancient Greek culture, religion, philosophy, architecture, and myth on today’s world and throughout history.

Through the perspective of the city, town, and state throughout Greek history, the course, divided into five one-hour sessions, will take learners on a virtual tour throughout Greek history, from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Era, and the country’s most significant cities.

All are welcome to take part in the engaging course, which covers the transformation of Greek cities over 3,000 years of history as well as the daily life of an ancient Greek in different periods and regions. No prior knowledge is required, and the class will be relaxed but extremely informative.

The course will be offered from January 4 to 8, lasting from 11:00 AM to 12 PM each day.

Dr. Christopher Gribbin, historian with a focus in ancient Greece and Rome, will teach the class. He has taught at Melbourne, Monash, and La Trobe Universities, and is dedicated to bringing history to the community, making it accessible and interesting to the broader public.

The fee for participation in the full course is $150. A full catalogue of the course can be found at the Hellenic Museum’s website, and those interested in enrolling in it can purchase tickets here.

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