What is the course about?
Why do Greek and Roman gods look the way they do? Are there problems in casting them in the shape of men and women? This lecture concentrates in the main on ancient sculpture to see what happens if we use it to ask theological as well as art historical questions.
Caroline Vout is Reader in Classics in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College. She has published widely on Greek and Roman art and its reception, ancient history and Latin literature. Her books include Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome (2007) and The Hills of Rome: Signature of an Eternal City (2012), both Cambridge University Press, Sex on Show: Seeing the Erotic in Greece and Rome (2013, The British Museum) and Classical Art: A Life History from Antiquity to the Present (Princeton, 2018).
What will we cover?
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
have some knowledge on the topic of the lecture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need no prior knowledge of classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The lecture will be followed by Q&A.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
For details of the future lectures, visit www.citylit.ac.uk/discovertheclassics.
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