Odysseus and Polyphemus

Column Krater with Scene of Odysseus Escaping from Polyphemos. Attributed to Sappho Painter. Greek, Attic. Archaic, ca. 510-500 BC. Terracotta. Carlos Collection of Ancient Art.

No one did monsters better than the Greeks. A black-figure krater in the Carlos Collection of Ancient Art depicting the hero Odysseus escaping from the cave of the cyclops Polyphemus begins this lively discussion of monsters in the Greek world with Emory faculty members Bonna Wescoat, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History; Louise Pratt, professor of Classics; and Marshall Duke, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology.