The Icon of Dionysus

31 January 2017

Join us for our annual Friends of the Nicholson Museum Cream Tea and Lecture, The Icon of Dionysus by Professor Eric Csapo.

The ancient festival of the Dionysia at Athens is well known for its competitions in tragedy and comedy. More ancient and at least equally loved was the magnificent carnival procession that initiated the festival. We will examine representations of Dionysus’ sacred icon to show how its details merge with a tumult of Dionysian symbols designed to express the god’s essential nature in the interplay of two concepts: possession, and the merger of opposites.

 

Please note that this event was originally advertised for the 24th of January, 2017.

Event details

  • When: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum
    The Quadrangle
    Find us on a Map
  • Cost: $30 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum and their Guests.
  • RSVP: Please follow the link below for online reservation and payment -
  • Registration:http://bit.ly/1OAo8ov
  • Contact: Museum Reception
    T + 61 2 9351 2812
    nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
    W Nicholson Museum 
  • More info: Museum Opening Times:
    Monday To Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm
    The First Saturday of Every Month 12noon - 4.00pm
    Closed on Public Holidays
  • Speaker/ Performer: Professor Eric Csapo has published widely on all aspects of ancient theatre: festivals, theatre administration and finance, music, staging, actors and acting, iconography, epigraphy, theatre buildings and dramatic literature. He is currently Professor of Classics at the Department of Classics and Ancient History, The University of Sydney.


The Icon of Dionysus

Where Nicholson Museum
The Quadrangle
Find us on a Map
When

31 January 2017


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