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Hercules’ Choice – from ancient Greece to Temple Newsam – 13:15-13:45, 30th May

May 27, 2013
Poster with images of the "Choice of Hercules". A line drawing, a Wedgewood plaque and Paolo de Matteis' oil painting.

My poster for Emma’s talk.

Emma Stafford, international expert and author of a recent book on the Greek hero Herakles (known to the Romans as Hercules), additionally brings her expertise in art and personification to bear on an example of the story of the hero’s choice between Virtue and Vice that can be seen in all its glory as part of the Leeds City Museums’ collection. The talk will focus on the place of “The Choice of Hercules” by Paolo di Matteis (1712) at Temple Newsam in artistic and story-telling traditions.

Leeds City Museum, 13:15-13:45, Thursday 30th May 2013

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