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The Roman Empire – Rise, Decline & Fall – Part 2 (GI 20 821) Face to Face

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18 January 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Tutor: Rita Jones BA(Hons) DPhil

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Date: 18 January 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Length of Course:
10 weeks
Cost for Course:
£114 - £137
£114 – £137
Reference Code:
GI 20 821
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


This course presents a lively, engaging account of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

Part 2 is a continuation of its history from the Early Republic to Gibbon’s Five Good Antonine Emperors. At its height, the empire spanned across the entire Mediterranean and included more than 60 million inhabitants. It is one of the most famous and influential states in all of world history and the story of its spectacular rise, decline and disastrous fall has exerted an irresistible fascination for the last 2,000 years.

Many Apologies, this course has now been cancelled.



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About the Speaker

Rita Jones


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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