How to be a man in antiquity

The Antikenmuseum Basel devotes a new exhibition entirely to men living in Athens in the 6th, 5th and 4th centuries B.C. Visitors are given the opportunity to accompany an ancient Athenian on a typical journey through life from childhood to death. As they do so, they will find out how a boy became a real man, the ideals and standards set by society for young men in order to make them fully-fledged members of the community and what the perfect man looked like in ancient times on vase paintings, statues and reliefs – with constant references to modern-day representations of men.