Kiki Karoglou: Narratives of Madness in Classical Art
May 22, 2022, 12pm EDT
Ancient Greeks considered madness (mania) as a form of divine punishment for an act of hubris or sacrilege. In numerous myths vengeful gods drive individuals into madness with grim consequences such as murder and suicide. This talk explores narratives of madness in Classical and post classical Art, bringing an art historical perspective to the discussion of cognitive disabilities and atypical psychologies in antiquity which has
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