Interactions with Sacred Images on Athenian Pottery

Prof. Dr. Timothy McNiven (Ohio State University)


Dienstag, 3. Oktober 2017 um 18 Uhr c.t.

Institut für Klassische Archäologie

1190 Wien, Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1. Stock, Seminarraum 12


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.