Gods Behaving Badly
In this volume of "Behaving Badly" we explore the various ways in which gods in ancient myth exact their will in the terrestrial sphere. Greek mythology is comprised of a body of texts, also adopted and augmented by the Romans, that explore the origins and nature of the world, as well as the virtues and vices of humans, gods and heroes. The themes of mythology thus afford both ancient writers and contemporary society the opportunity to contemplate the often capricious nature of life, and our place within the cosmos. Artists exhibited in this series, such as Titian, Luca Giordano and Jusepe de Ribera offer insightful meditations into the meanings of these ancient texts in visual form. Please proceed with humor.