10-12-2014: Beyond: Death and Afterlife in Ancient Greece


Through the 120 objects from 21 Greek and international museums emerges one of the most important issues that puzzled and continues to concern humans; the fate of the immortal soul after the death of the mortal body. The descriptions in the Homeric epics of the underworld as they were depicted on ancient works of different periods is the starting point of this exhibition.

As epilogue, the Platonic concepts -which mark the shift of perceptions on the divine element- both as development and in contrast to the Homeric beliefs. The show will be divided into 5 thematic sections: The moment of death, Burial Customs, Homeric Hades, Bacchic-Orphic Hades and Platonic Hades.

Curated by:
Prof. Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis
Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art,
Dr Stavroula Ekonomou
Curator of Antiquities, Museum of Cycladic Art
Start date: 11 Dec 2014
End date: 8 Feb 2015
Museum of Cycladic Art
4 Neophytou Douka St,
10674 Athens
Tel.: +30-210-7228321-3
Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
admission 3,5 - 7 euro

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 11:55 - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:55


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