Videocast: Baldness in the Greek and Roman Imagination

Are bald men smarter, more attractive, more accomplished on the battlefield?  Some ancient Greeks and Romans certainly thought so!  At least sometimes!  In a brisk and often humorous overview of ancient texts, Corey Brennan, Mellon Professor at the American Academy of Rome held his audience enthralled in his lecture “Baldness in the Greek and Roman Imagination” on March 1, 2011.

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Running time 66 minutes

Corey Brennan “Baldness in the Greek and Roman Imagination”