NYC-ARTS Visits A World of Emotions

The exhibition "A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 B.C. – 200 A.D.," curated by Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, and currently on view at the Onassis Cultural Center, was featured on Channel Thirteen's NYC-ARTS weekly program. In this television appearance, Chaniotis describes the exhibition:

Of course, one may say, that every culture is a world of emotion—our family is a world of emotion, our working place is a world of emotion—so what is interesting and important about the Greek culture that made us shape a whole exhibition around the subject? It is the fact that the Greeks were not the first people who felt something, but they were the first who theorized about emotion, the first who wrote epics and literature, and composed art, in order to express thoughts about emotions.

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