EIS702 Modern Visualizations of Antiquity
Professor: Christos ZAFIROPOULOS | Course outline [pdf file]
Lectures focus on how popular Greek myths and historical events are presented in the aforementioned means of mass communication, as well as on modern fictional narratives inspired by Greek antiquity. These include, for example, the Homeric epics, Disney studios’ productions inspired by ancient myths and tales, the Spartans’ portrayal in such narratives. In particular, a comparative reading of the ancient sources and their modern visualizations discusses the reception and the ideological uses of antiquity by the spectacle industry.