Homer’s Iliad

This course is full. Please contact us on 0117 903 8844 to be added to the queue.

Course code: HSR4

A short one-off introduction to Homer’s famous story of passion, love and glory, set in the Trojan War.

When and where

Dates

From 09 Jan 2024 to 19 Mar 2024
Tue 10:00-12:00

10 weeks

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06 Feb 2024

10:00 to 12:00

20 Feb 2024

10:00 to 12:00

27 Feb 2024

10:00 to 12:00

05 Mar 2024

10:00 to 12:00

12 Mar 2024

10:00 to 12:00

19 Mar 2024

10:00 to 12:00


with Richard Stride

Location

Stoke Lodge 

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


Cost

Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £150.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £150.00, the concession rate is £90.00.

Who

Bristol Adult Learning

stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

0117 903 8844

Description

<p>Homer is often cited as the foundation of Western literature. This course focuses on his exciting and romantic tale set in the Trojan War. Come and meet Achilles, Helen of Troy, Hector, Paris, Odysseus and many others</p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">For over two thousand years people have marvelled at this story revolving around Achilles in the Trojan War. But what is the story about? Why is it famous? Each week we will look at a theme as well as working through the plot, so over the course the learner will find out about the context and construction of the work as well as discovering the story itself. Learners will be encouraged to read the text bit by bit in parallel with the course, but this is not essential. </span></span></p>

Late starters allowed?

<p>Yes</p>

Previous experience required?

<p>No</p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-size:14px">I run a range of courses on the classical world, including Women in the classical world, Ancient Sparta and Greek theatre. I will re-run my ‘Odyssey’ course soon, too.</span></p>

Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">I describe my style as ‘informal lecture’. I aim to use pictures wherever possible, and I welcome interruptions, questions and digressions.</span></span></span></span></p>

Refunds and cancellations

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<li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If we have to cancel your course your fees will be refunded in full. We are unable to reimburse the cost of materials you may have bought for the course.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel your course booking a week (7 days) or more before the start date we will refund your fees minus an admin charge of 20%.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel with less than a week (7 days) before the start date or after the course has started, we will not be able to refund your fees.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Transfers will incur a fee of 10% and must be requested 7 days or more before the start of a course unless you are transferring to another course because your original course was cancelled.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">We are not able to offer refunds due to sickness or ill health.</span></span></span></li>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you are due a refund you must contact the office within 3 months of the course to arrange payment as we do not keep card details.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">When attending an online course, it is a learner’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access before the start of a course. Refunds will not be given for technical failure of a learner’s home computer or their internet access.</span></span></span></p>