Free public lecture: Greek Beauty and its Legacy
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 06:00 pm — Thursday, 21 August 2014, 07:30 pm
|Location||Room UNH 241, University House (formerly NESCA House) Corner King and Auckland Streets, Newcastle|
|RSVP||Thursday, 21 August 2014|
Sponsored by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens and The University of Newcastle's Classics department, the School of Humanities and Social Science presents Professor Alastair Blanshard from University of Queensland on the topic: Greek Beauty and its Legacy.
This lecture explores why the concept of beauty became such an important one in ancient Greece. Poets, philosophers, and artists all competed to offer the most complete and compelling definition of beauty. In doing so, they effectively created the western canon of aesthetics.
This lecture also considers some of the reasons why the Greek definition of beauty became so persuasive.
This a free public event.
Drinks will be served at 6pm and the lecture will start at 6:30pm.