Autumn Term – 2019
Religious Belief in Ancient Egypt
“In the place where magic chords are sounded by the truncated Memnon, and ancient hundred-gated Thebes lies in ruins, men worship the glittering golden image of the long-tailed ape. In one part cats are worshipped, in another a river fish, in another whole townships venerate a dog; none adore Diana, but it is an impious outrage to crunch leeks and onions with the teeth. What a holy race to have such divinities springing up in their gardens!” (en.wikisource.org) Juvenal’s famous satire may be wonderfully embellished but there is no denying religion in ancient Egypt was (and sometimes still is) greatly misunderstood. As in all early communities, Egyptian religious belief sprang from the world around them, developing and transforming over the centuries. Do join us as we explore together this new course: Religious Belief in Ancient Egypt (and also celebrate 30 years teaching Egyptology in Coventry!). A warm welcome awaits.
Tuesday October 1st 2019 7.05 pm to 9.05 p.m.
Friday October 4th 2019 11.00 am to 1.00 p.m.
Classes will run for 8 weeks to November 26th or November 29th.
(Note: There will be no classes on Tuesday October 28th or Friday November 1st (half-term ))
Cost – £54.00
Please note: students with internet access will also be able to access elements of this course on line at http://www.mes.ukso.com
If you would like to contact me to register or with any questions please feel free to fill in the contact form or e-mail me at angelatorpey@Yahoo.co.uk