Dienstag, 03. Oktober 2017, 18:15 - 19:30 iCal

Interactions with Sacred Images onAthenian Pottery

Prof. Dr. Timothy McNiven

(Ohio State University)

Seminarraum 12 des Instituts für Klassische Archäologie
Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1190 Wien


Did the ancient Greeks believe that the gods inhabited their images, or were the images visual references to the gods that helped the pious focus their prayers? This lecture will look at ancient images that show people interacting with statues – praying to them, seeking sanctuary with them, offering them sacrifices – as a different way to answer this question.


Institut für Klassische Archäologie


Marion Meyer
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Klassische Archäologie