Learn about the ancient world

detail from vase from the Trendall Archive

La Trobe in the City classes open

Classes are now open for La Trobe University's popular series on the ancient world, La Trobe in the City. Learn about ancient literature, culture and history from Greece, Rome and the Near East with the experts. Classes are fun and informal - you don't need any special knowledge to join in. 

Highlights

Building Rome

Sat 11 May 1pm-4pm, $105/$95 conc.

They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day. In fact, the city was the prosperous centre of the Roman Empire for hundreds of years. This seminar looks at the archaeological remains of Rome and explore the city’s origins and development.

Learn to cook Sicilian style

Sat 23 March 11am-3pm, $115/$105 conc.

Get some hands on knowledge with two Sicilian cookery workshops where participants will learn about the culture of food before learning how to cook in the traditional Sicilian style.

The Iliad with David Malouf

Sat 22 June 2pm-5pm, $105/$95 conc.

The acclaimed Australian author David Malouf will discuss the connections between the Iliad and his book Ransom with Professor Chris Mackie.

 

Find out more on our website or download the program brochure [PDF 514MB]

 

Register now

Find an expert

Search our experts database.