The Emotion of Ancient Greek Art

Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, joins Alexander Nehamas, Professor of the Humanities and of Comparative Literature and Philosophy at Princeton University, and New York Public Radio host Leonard Lopate, to discuss his co-curated exhibit A World of Emotions: Greece, 700 BC-200 AD, currently on view at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York. The exhibit, which looks at the way love, hate, joy, sorrow, anger, and grief were depicted in the art of ancient Greece, brings together more than 130 works from museums across the world, some never before displayed in the United States.

"It is impossible to study society—social life, public life, religious life—without taking into consideration emotional backgrounds, how emotions are provoked, how emotions are expressed, how emotions are displayed."

Hear more from Professor Chaniotis at WYNC New York Public Radio.