18 juin 2009

'Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece' @ the Walters Art Museum

Odysseus and the Sirens. Attic black-figure oinochoe, ca. 520 BCE; height 22 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung, 1993.216; Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulterbesitz / Art Resources, NY (Ingrid Geske-Heiden). BALTIMORE, DE.- From ancient times to present day, heroes and heroines have played vital cultural roles in society by defining trends, creating norms and shaping behavior. Sometimes heroes are portrayed as superhuman protagonists while at other times they emerge as average people who rise above the ordinary. Heroes... [Lire la suite]