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UCL Lunch Hour Lecture on tour at the British Museum

Desirability and domination: Greek sculpture and the modern male body

Thursday 23 June 2011 (1.15-1.55) Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum

Desirability and domination: Greek sculpture and the modern male body
Professor Maria Wyke (UCL Greek and Latin)
This lecture will discuss Greek sculptures and some of the ways in which their ideal representations of the male body have shaped the twentieth century strong man and the bodybuilder, particularly in terms of their display of power and sexuality. The talk will include the culture of the circus strongman, bodybuilding shows, physique magazines and the post-war craze for Italian sword-and-sandal films starring bodybuilders as ancient heroes.


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Date and Time:

23 June 2011 at 1:15 pm


1 hour



Stevenson Room, The British Museum
Great Russell Street
020 7209 1141
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Tel: 020 7323 8181

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