Athens! Sparta! Philosophy! Ancient Gods! Peloponnesian War!  All these and more may spring to mind when one talks of Ancient Greece, but many do not know the content or context of the time period.  In this course we look at the rise and fall of Greece, from the rise of small city states, to victory against the Persians, to loss against the Romans and how the Romans adapted Greek learning.

Michael Couch has been teaching community education courses for over a decade. With an academic background in Philosophy, Classical Studies, Education and History, he recently completed his PhD in the History of Philosophy of Education in New Zealand. He enjoys learning new topics, and incorporates passion and wry humour into all the courses he teaches.