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A World of Emotions

The path-breaking exhibition “A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700BC – 200AD” will take place from 17 July to 19 November 2017 at the Acropolis Museum.

The exhibition brings together 129 masterpieces from some of the finest museums in the world including the Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum Athens, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Vatican Museums, among many others, to explore the ideas and attitudes of people in classical antiquity toward emotion and the ways in which the emotions were depicted, revealing how some are strikingly familiar to us and some shockingly alien. Although ancient Greece is often said to have been flooded with the light of reason, A World of Emotions lays bare the far different reality addressed in the Iliad, whose very first word is menis: wrath.

The exhibition features vase paintings, sculptures (ranging from life-size statues from the Acropolis to relief carvings from cemeteries), theatrical masks, amulets, coins, and votive offerings, among other artifacts from the early 7th century BC (the traditional date of the Iliad) to the late 2nd century AD (the beginning of the end of pagan antiquity).
Together, these objects provide a timely opportunity to think about the role of feelings in our own personal, social, and political lives, while helping to advance the relatively new field of the history of emotions.

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A World of Emotions

17/07/2017 - 19/11/2017

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Dates: 17/07/2017-19/11/2017. Place: Athens. Venue: Acropolis Museum, 15, Dionysiou Areopagitou St. Op. H.: (01/04 – 31/10): Monday: 08:00 – 16:00, Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00, Friday: 08:00 – 22:00. (01/11 – 31/03): Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00, Friday: 09:00 – 22:00, Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 – 20:00.

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