Dimitrios Roussos

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Dimitrios Roussos
MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology; BA in History and Archaeology (Archaeology and History of Art)
PhD Candidate (Art History)
Warburg Institute
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PhD Topic:

ΓΝΩΘΙ ΚΑΙΡΟΝ (gnothi kairon): Personifications of the Awareness of Time in the Italian Renaissance

Time flies, Fortune is fickle, and Opportunity knocks but once. Nonetheless, Life has to roll on. My doctoral thesis examines the visual forms some of the deepest concerns of human existence, such as the passage of time, the unpredictability of life, and the abrupt change of circumstances, have taken in Italian art during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In doing so, it highlights a dynamic interplay between common knowledge and humanist thinking, thereby arguing that to ‘know thy time’ (gnothi kairon) was once an effective remedy against the vicissitudes of life, forcing human beings to recognise their opportunities and act wisely when the time is right.

Funded by The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP)

Dr. Caspar Pearson; Prof. Charles Burnett
Research interests:
Archaeology, Classics, Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Cultural memory, History, History of art, Language and Literature (Italian), Manuscript studies, Palaeography, Philosophy

Europe, South America
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