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ART@LUNCH: RALPH M. ROSEN, THE GREEKS ON BEAUTY AND UGLINESS

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m., Brown 320, Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Ralph M. Rosen, Rose Family Endowed Term Professor in the department of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore how society has inherited various notions of "classical" beauty in the visual and literary arts, often reflecting the tastes of later centuries as much as those of antiquity. He will discuss how the ancient Greeks theorized beauty, and how particularly their contrasting notions of ugliness can help us better understand classical aesthetics.