Ancient Anatolia from the Hittites to King Croesus



This module provides an introduction to the ancient cultures of Anatolia (Asia Minor/Modern Turkey) and their history, archaeology and art. The diverse people of this important Mediterranean region are less well-known than their Near Eastern counterparts to the south and Greek contemporaries to the west, but equally impressive. Beginning with the Hittites and covering kingdoms from the mountains of Urartu, to Phrygia, Lydia, and the Ionian coast, we will also examine the reality behind Herodotus’ tales of legendary kings, including Midas, Croesus, and Cyrus the Great.

Lecturer: Dr Selga Medenieks.

Date, Time, and Place

Mondays 6-7 pm. These lectures will be live on Zoom. Please check our website after 16 August for updates


This lecture-only module comprises of one lecture per week over one term commencing in September 2021.

Course Fees

€75 for the course. The concession rate for the course is €45.* * The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is a Social Welfare pension or payment, Jobseekers, Health Board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.


Please check our website after 16 August for updates on enrolment dates and term dates.

Applications in person and by post for 2021-22 courses are suspended.

You may apply online or by phone* as follows:

ONLINE: You may register and pay by credit/debit card online at AFTER enrolments open for each term.

By telephone: Please text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to 087 257 2015* and you will receive a call back. Please note that the phone will be very busy during the application period and staff continue to work from home so there may be a delay in replying to your call. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. * Text only phone.