Winds in Ancient Greek Religion

5:00pm - 6:30pm / Tuesday 28th November 2017 / Venue: Walbank Lecture Theatre Abercromby SQ (south)
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Classics and Ancient History Seminar Series
  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff and students and members of the public.
  • Admission: This event is free and open to all. No registration neccessary, for further information please contact Georgia Petridou: petridou@liverpool.ac.uk
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Professor Esther Eidinow, University of Bristol.

Why do Greek myths so rarely develop extensive narratives about winds, given that the relationship between human beings and winds was so variously important? This paper examines evidence for the nature of the winds and for the relations between winds and mortals in ancient Greek culture, drawing attention to the local nature of responses to the winds, and the process of ‘selective personification’.