Fear Beyond Words
Fear is a very human emotion to which we can all relate. It played a major role in ancient Greece and took on many forms, such as the fear of death and the afterlife. We come closer to understanding the lives of ancient Greeks when we can identify their fears and learn how they responded to them. By analysing a range of resources found throughout the Mediterranean, we are able to have a multicultural perspective. The Sphinx, for example, was an Egyptian creature who guarded tombs and temples and in Greek mythology was known as a dangerous beast who would kill those who could not answer her riddle. With this exhibition, you can take one step closer to the people of the ancient world in learning about the monsters and other things they feared.
This student-led exhibition is inspired by the theme of AMPAL 2021 and curated by James Gordon & Joanna Watson (BA Finalist 2021)