Theseus: From Panhellenic Monster-Slayer to Athenian National Hero


Tue Oct 26 2021 at 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm


The National Arts Club | New York, NY

Theseus: From Panhellenic Monster-Slayer to Athenian National Hero
Alan Shapiro, internationally renowned scholar and retired Johns Hopkins Professor, discusses Athenian national hero Theseus
About this Event

For most people, the name Theseus conjures up the myth associated with slaying the Minotaur in the Cretan Labyrinth and subsequent abandonment of Princess Ariadne. The story initially appears in the visual arts of the seventh-century BCE in various locations of the Mediterranean. Only during the sixth and fifth centuries does Theseus emerge as the hero who represents Athens.

This lecture surveys his many roles depicted in Attic vase-painting and sculpture.

This program is presented in partnership with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

This is an in-person event. Your health and safety are our top priorities and we are following all CDC and guidance. All guests must have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccine (CDC card or photo, , , or other digital record) as well as a photo ID will be required. Masks are also required.

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Image: Terracotta calyx-krater depicting Theseus seizing the bull of Marathon, Metropolitan Museum of Art ca. 440–430 BCE Attributed to a painter of the Group of Polygnotos


Where is it happening?

The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, United States

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