Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a 3-part educational series focusing on “Ancient Empires” this spring. The second program in the series, “Ancient Empires: Greece,” will take place on Saturday, February 17, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.
In this second of three programs on Ancient Empires, former architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the roles that topography, mythology, and science have played in the history and development of Greece. She will talk about the country’s city-states, philosophy, drama, art, and architecture of the classical period, as well as Alexander the Great, the conquest of Asia Minor, Persia, and Egypt during the Hellenistic period. She will also touch upon Mycenae, the Trojan War, and Homer.
Akhtar received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and taught art and architecture history for 20 years. She is the author of “Of Colour and Form” and numerous articles on art and architecture.
The series will conclude in March with a program on Rome.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.