Cleopatra (Day School)
On this day school we will explore the life and times of Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt. We will look at the events that shaped her life and at the culture of Ptolemaic Egypt.
Introduce students to the life and times of Cleopatra
Who is the course for?
No previous experience required
What topics will this course cover
Session 1: 10.00 - 11.20 - The World of the Ptolemies Session 2: 11.40 - 1.00 - Caesar in Alexandria Session 3: 2.00 - 3.30 - Mark Antony
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
Identify key events in Cleopatra's life. Demonstrate an understanding of the background to Cleopatra's involvement with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Verbal feedback will be given throughout.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
No specialist materials required.
Reading and information sources
Suggested texts: J Lindsay, Cleopatra A K Bowman, Egypt After the Pharaohs
What could the course lead to?
Beginning in September 2017, WEA course 'The Roman Republic'. An ideal follow-up to this day school.