Alexandria: City of Mirages

Fifty and Better Winter Session

Alexandria: City of Mirages

Ancient Alexandria had a reputation as a cosmopolitan city, one with mystique and allure that rivaled that of other great cities of the Mediterranean. In this class we will learn about the ancient — as well as modern — city.

Laura Hagel, MA, received a master's degree in the history of art and architecture specializing in the ancient world from University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2003. Since then she has been teaching art history and art appreciation classes at Ventura College and for the OLLI program of Channel Islands University. Her interests include the art and architecture of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans. She also has taught courses about understanding how love and lovemaking are represented in the artistic record in the Ancient World, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Registration is required by Jan. 14. Cost is $40 per course. If you buy three courses, you get two free.

The Fifty and Better program was designed to offer university-level courses (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for individuals age 50 and older.


Register by Jan. 14

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