From its very inception in 2010, the Malta Classics Association has organised and co-organised a number of different courses on various topics of Classical interest for its members and the general public. The MCA’s courses are promoted on our Facebook page and through our mailing list. Register as a member to receive advance notice of our courses in your inbox, as well as discounts on registrations and other services and products. The below list identifies the courses that will be taking place during the summer of 2022.

Registration for any of these six courses below is open and may be completed by filling in this online registration form. Please note that while registration for multiple courses is allowed, some courses take place at the same time and day and so participation in both is not possible.

An Introduction to Sanskrit

Classics are traditionally considered to be Latin and Greek, however, the inclusion of Sanskrit is very natural because it acknowledges the close linguistic and cultural links between Latin, Greek and Sanskrit and the people who spoke them. Sanskrit is an ancient language of India used to this very day in several religious rituals and in religious texts. It is a language with a long and honourable history and is a member of the Indo-European tree of languages that connects it with Latin, Greek and many languages spoken in Europe, Asia and beyond to this very day. This short, 16-hour course aims at introducing its student to Sanskrit’s unfamiliar but pleasant script and the more elementary concepts of the language and its systems. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

This summer An Introduction to Sanskrit is being held entirely online on Mondays between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. The starting date for this course will be announced soon. The course is 10 sessions long. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA at info@classicsmalta.org . The course fee is €50 for members of the general public and €45 euro for registered members of the MCA.

Registration for this course is open and may be completed by filling in this online registration form.

The Song of Troy

As one of the most ancient works of literature, the Iliad stands as an enduring monument to human achievement. It is simultaneously a shining testament to our astonishing capacity to craft beautiful poetry, and a dire tribute to the depravity of which we are capable. Throughout this course, we shall delve into the complexities of this ancient epic, exploring the major themes of the poem, and unearthing the violence and raw emotion of which it speaks.

This summer The Song of Troy is being held entirely online on Mondays between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, starting on the 13th of June. The course is 10 sessions long. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA at info@classicsmalta.org . The course fee is €50 for members of the general public and €45 euro for registered members of the MCA.

Registration for this course is open and may be completed by filling in this online registration form.

Roman Malta

This all-new course is intended to focus on Malta during the Punic and Roman periods by drawing on a mixture of literary and archaeological evidence for the period. These sources will be examined and discussed critically in the context of broader controversies, scholarly debates and theories to seek to understand what life was like on the Maltese islands in the period and how this small archipelago fit into and interacted with the larger imperial context.

This summer Roman Malta is being held entirely online on Tuesdays between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, starting on the 14th of June. The course is 10 sessions long. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA at info@classicsmalta.org . The course fee is €50 for members of the general public and €45 euro for registered members of the MCA.

Registration for this course is open and may be completed by filling in this online registration form.

Ab Urbe Condita 2 – From the Fall of the Republic to the Fall of the City

Following on from last year’s Ab Urbe Condita 1- From Romulus to Sulla he purpose of this course is to introduce some of the major controversies and scholarly debates revolving around the fall of the Republic, the rise of the Emperors, and Roman political and cultural policy in the imperial period until the fall of Rome.

This summer Ab Urbe Condita 2 is being held entirely online on Wednesdays between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, starting on the 15th of June. The course is 10 sessions long. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA at info@classicsmalta.org . The course fee is €50 for members of the general public and €45 euro for registered members of the MCA.

Registration for this course is open and may be completed by filling in this online registration form.

An Introduction to Plato

This all-new course is geared towards providing all those interested in Classical philosophy with an overview of the style, importance and content of the many and seminal works of Plato.

This summer An Introduction to Plato is being held entirely online on Wednesdays between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, starting on the 29th of June. The course is 10 sessions long. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA at info@classicsmalta.org . The course fee is €50 for members of the general public and €45 euro for registered members of the MCA.

Registration for this course is open and may be completed by filling in this online registration form.

An Introduction to Greek Myth

This returning course is geared towards all those who have a keen interest in mythology, as well as those who wish to learn more about the cultural context within which these myths developed and the way they continue to influence us in our present day.

This summer An Introduction to Greek Myth is being held entirely online on Thursdays between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, starting on the 23rd of June. The course is 10 sessions long. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA at info@classicsmalta.org . The course fee is €50 for members of the general public and €45 euro for registered members of the MCA.

Registration for this course is open and may be completed by filling in this online registration form.