Actor with Mask of Silenus

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Mark Cartwright
published on 17 January 2016
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A marble sculpture depicting a Greek actor wearing the mask of Silenus, the satyr who tutored Dionysos in Greek mythology. Such a mask would have been worn by the leader of the chorus in Greek Satyr plays. Possibly part of the decoration of a 2nd century CE Roman villa. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2016, January 17). Actor with Mask of Silenus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Actor with Mask of Silenus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 17, 2016.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Actor with Mask of Silenus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Jan 2016. Web. 30 Nov 2020.

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