Click on image above to listen as the new Greek galleries come alive with vivid myths and stories from the Ancient world. Join storyteller Norah Dooley ( norahdooley.com) for 15 minute tales in the gallery. Co-presented by massmouth (www.massmouth.org) and the MFA Boston department of education.
Music thanks to Michael Levy,lyre of, Wales, UK. In the beginning of the podcast we hear the Epitaph of Seikilos, a complete Ancient Greek Melody Composed by Seikilos, Son of Euterpe, 1st Century CE - Arranged For Replica Lyre and in the outro, the Ancient Greek Musical Fragment, Poem. Mor 1, 11f. Migne 37, 523 - Arranged For Replica Lyre. Michael Levy at: http://www.ancientlyre.com/
Pathos and Bathos: Backstories of the Ancient Greeks: The stories of Classical Greece are considered central to an auspicious canon of western literature and history. But the backstories of events like the Trojan war, how wine came to the symposia and the death of Agamemnon read more like the headlines from People Magazine and Gawker blog. That mother and her boyfriend killed her….what? Drunken shepherds did what? That celebrity father did what to his daughter? Master storyteller Norah Dooley explores the backstories of objects in three rooms in the new Greek galleries; from the initiating incident of Homer’s epic ( Helen of Troy ) to the fate of the inventor of wine ( Ikarios and his daughter) and Aeuschylus' depiction of the "madness" of Clytemnestra ( death of Agamemnon). Three New Galleries Highlighting Greek Wine, Theater and Poetry Open at MFA Boston
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON All Spotlight Talks are free with Museum admission.