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Francois Lissarague (Paris/Berkeley - Sather Professor) : Animal metaphors: Ares is in the detail

The Sather Lecture series (Panta Kala) explores the relationship between the heroic body and weaponry, focusing on the imagery of Attic Vase-painting. The lecture is also devoted to animal elements in the ornementation of helmets and cuirass, analyzing the way they express the strength of the warrior, and how they expand the body to impress the viewer.
François Lissarrague is a specialist of ancient Greek imagery, mainly Greek Vase-painting. He is Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris and the visiting Sather Professor of Classical Literature at UC Berkeley.  He is the author of many seminal books and articles. Those of his books translated into English include The City of Images (1989), The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet (1990), Heroes and Gods of Antiquity (with Irene Aghion and Claire Barbillon) (1996), and The Athenians and Their Images (2000).  His recent publication, La cité des satyres (City of Satyrs) was published in May 2013.



Monday, April 21, 2014. 05:00 PM


Building 110, Room 112


Department of Classics