Griffin Protome (detail), about 650 B.C., Greek. Bronze. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Image: Bruce White Photography

Classical Monsters, Hybrids, and Bizarre Beings


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Strange and dangerous creatures abound in Greco-Roman mythology, many joined together from different beings and even sporting excess body parts. Some were born, others mutated by enraged gods. Explore with educator Shelby Brown the fascinating stories and imagery of these bizarre beings, then tour the galleries to compare normal with abnormal. Course fee $35 (includes refreshments). Complimentary parking.

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