On Episode #10 of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Susan Matheson, the Molly and Walter Bareiss Curator of Ancient Art at the Yale University Art Gallery and a lecturer in the Departments of Classics and the History of Art at Yale University.
Listen in, as we discuss old age and the ways in which the elderly are depicted in ancient Greek art. Notably, Susan Matheson takes us through the varying portrayals of elderly men and women and how these differences manifest across discrete media, especially vase painting and sculpture.
Interested in learning more? Check out these related articles by Susan Matheson:
Kleiner, Diana E. E., and Susan B. Matheson, eds. I, Claudia: Women in Ancient Rome. Exhibition catalogue, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1996
Kleiner, Diana E. E., and Susan B. Matheson, eds. I Claudia II: Women in Roman Art and Society. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2000
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Additional Resources Related to this Podcast
Bloomer, W. Martin, ed. A Companion to Ancient Education. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2015
Cokayne, Karen. Experiencing Old Age in Ancient Rome. London: Routledge, 2003
D’Ambra, Eve. Roman Women. New York: Cambridge University Press 2007
Dillon, Sheila. Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture: Contexts, Subjects, and Style. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006
Dixon, Suzanne. The Roman Family. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992
Falkner, Thomas M., and Judith de Luce, eds. Old Age in Greek and Latin Literature. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1989
Fantham, Elaine, Helene Peet Foley, Natalie Boymell Kampen, Sarah B. Pomeroy, and H. A. Shapiro, Women in the Classical World: Image and Text. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994
Hart, Mary Louise, ed. The Art of Ancient Greek Theater. Exhibition catalogue Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010
James, Sharon L., and Sheila Dillon, eds. A Companion to Women in the Ancient World. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2015
Kaltsas, Nikolaos, and Alan Shapiro, eds. Worshiping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens. Exhibition catalogue New York: Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA) in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, 2008
Pollitt, J.J. Art in the Hellenistic Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986
Pomeroy, Sarah B. Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: Representations and Realities. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997
Reeder, Ellen D., Pandora: Women in Classical Greece Exhibition catalogue, Baltimore: Walters Art Museum and Princeton University Press, 1995
Taplin, Oliver. Pots & Plays: Interactions between Tragedy and Greek Vase-painting of the Fourth Century B.C. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007
Thane, Pat, ed. A History of Old Age. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005
Woodford, Susan, The Trojan War in Ancient Art. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993
Zanker, Paul. The Mask of Socrates: The Image of the Intellectual in Antiquity, translated by H. Alan Shapiro. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995