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Ancient Empires before Alexander the Great – Part 1 – GI 19 535
23 September 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 2 December 2019
Tutor: Rita Jones BA(Hons) DPhilGo to all Courses
How do empires rise and how are they ruled? How are they defended and why do they fall? The first empires in human history were created in the Near East in the late 3rd millennium BC, and by 201 BC more than a dozen Near Eastern empires had come and gone—some in glory, others in obscurity. We begin our study by asking what makes a state an empire.
About the Speaker
Rita is a graduate of UCL, Department of Archaeology and currently lectures for The Guildford Institute and the WEA. She focuses predominantly on early classical civilisations, the origins of early man and the first urban settlements in Catal Hoyuk and Jerricho. Her subject areas are Ancient Mesopotamia (Iran and Iraq), The Holy Land, Ancient Greece and Rome, Ancient Egypt, Empires before Alexander, The Ancient Persian Empire, The Etruscans and Greatest Cities and Sites of the Ancient World. The Origins of Civilisation and the fascinating Bronze Age world of the Mycenaeans in Greece and the Minoans in Crete is a particularly fascinating period to study. Over the many years Rita has been lecturing, she has taken students and visited most of the sites covered in her lectures. All these sites are studied archaeologically and their Classical history is discussed in detail.
Rita lives in Molesey with her two rescued cats and small rescued dog called Digby. She has a son in Wales and a daughter who lives in the States which she visits regularly. Rita also has six grandchildren and two very young great-grandchildren.
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