Ghostly Visions in Classical Antiquity

Ghosts have always captured our attention as primarily visual phenomena. For the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans, ghosts were not only described with a visually inflected vocabulary, as apparitions and specters, but were also, and more specifically, regarded as images, whether artistic, optical, or perceptual. Join Dr. Patrick R. Crowley, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, for a look at pictures of ghosts from a range of media and historical periods, including Greek vase painting, Etruscan tomb murals, and Roman sarcophagi.

October 16, 2014
Horchow Auditorium


  • Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology