History and Culture

Instructor(s):
Patrick Moore
Tuesdays, May 5-June 9|1:30-3 p.m.

1914 - 100 years of European peace, ancient empires ruled, unbridled progress, industrial expansion - and all shattered by war on an industrial scale. World War One changed the world forever.

Instructor(s):
Meghan Strong
Thursdays, May 21-June 25|1:30-3:30 p.m.

Pyramids are synonymous with Ancient Egypt. Despite the fascination with these ancient stone monuments, they are still a source of great speculation and mystery. Archaeologists, astronomers, architects, engineers, physicists, historians, and countless others have all tried to wrestle with the many riddles of Egyptian pyramids.

Instructor(s):
Betty Zak
Wednesdays, May 27 - July 1|10 - 11:30 a.m. EST

Both Catherine and Peter were called “Great”. Yet, why? Here is a Hint: Our Book is entitled: Catherine The Great, Love, Sex, and Power. Delve into a reflection on Peter the Great and Russia’s background. Then, uncover the life & times of Catherine.

Instructor(s):
Karen Laurence
Wednesdays, July 8-29|1:30-3:30 p.m. EST

This summer, the XXXII Modern Olympiad will take place in Tokyo, Japan. But what are the ancient origins of these Modern Olympic Games? Sports festivals in ancient Greece were celebrated as major religious rituals to gods such as Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, and Apollo.

Instructor(s):
John Richards
Thursdays, August 6 - September 10|10 - 11:30 a.m. EST

Herodotus' work has come down to us as the first composition of Greek history and presents us with an incredibly expansive and detailed amalgam of theology, science, theater, and philosophy.