The world will always be thankful to the Greeks for being the forefathers of the theatre. By using natural elements, the Greeks were able to construct an area made for acoustics that would be able to reach everyone in the audience. This ingenious creation was then perfected by the Romans as they introduced more aspects to the theatre like the Scaenae Frons and Velas. The Romans decided to take a more complex approach than that of the Greeks and because of this new features were born. By by building off what the Greeks started it was possible for Vitruvius and other architects to enhance the properties of the theatre, use concrete to connect all aspects of the building and to allow for the best experience to be had by their
The ideas of democracy, wisdom, religion is reflected in the Greek artwork, also represent the ancient people’s intelligence and creativity. The Greek sculptures reach the new height of beauty, not only because the mastery of the technique, but also the fascination of human body. Greek art uses the outer appearance to reflect the inner power, it is the representative pattern of western art. The myth inspires the creation of sculpture. The fantasy of nature and society and the admire of god’s shape and personality makes the sculpture more multiple and abundant.
Since I knew about and understood greek mythology, I really enjoyed the series because of how they incorporated many aspects of the mythology and added an enjoyable twist to the already known story of the Greek gods. Chapter 1 The five aspects to quest are a quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go, challenges and trials, and the real reason to go. When thinking of a quester, I immediately thought of Ash from Pokemon. Ash goes on a journey with his Pokemon (quester) to try to become the best battler of all time (stated
Eratosthenes also helped in the advancement of geography. Not only did Greece have great thinkers, but it also made way for architecture and sports. In all we may not have the things we do today if it weren’t for some guys in Greece long ago. Greek architecture has influenced many modern and old buildings, especially with their columns. First, doric columns are special because of their simplicity.
Classical Greek mythology has long been an inspiring subject to artists. The symbolism and allure of the folklore has been a major artistic theme throughout the centuries. Many of the most famous images we know today, like Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” or Michelangelo’s “David,” draw from both classical Greek antiquity - the study of sculpture and body form from the Classical period – and classical Greek mythology. In his sculpture “Pathos Hephaestus Eros,” artist John Whitcomb Robinson utilizes this same mythology to portray the Greek god Hephaestus in relation to humanity. I’d like to reiterate some important elements of the formal analysis of this sculpture that play an important role in its interpretation.
Cicero, a Roman philosopher, felt the need and importance to make these Greek texts available to the Romans in their native language.In addition, it is interesting how if wealthy Romans wanted to further their education, they often took classes at Greek schools. (Agyris). Sometimes people say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. The Romans definitely were paying compliments to the Greeks if you think about those areas of their lives that were impacted by cultural
Ever changing values like that of the Greek who, following the victory in the Greco-Persian War, championed the Parthenon to be an ultimate representation of their values. Embracing humanism and rationality in every marble stone, the Parthenon breathed the ideals of the Greek. Tall Doric columns circumnavigate and support the temple; each column subtly curving with a stringent
People generally are fascinated by things which draw their eyes, may it be attractive or extravagant. The importance of designing a monument to allow the public to honor it or connect with it remains crucial. However, it also happens to be a very serious matter for the design to be appealing and attractive. The monuments which lay upon The Mall in Washington D.C. are nothing but striking. The Lincoln Memorial stands upon a roundabout capturing the attention of all passerby’s, due to Lincoln’s “colossal marble statue” and two of his most outstanding “speeches [are] carved on” the grandeur walls.
The classical Greeks contributed to, and influenced Western Civilization in several ways. For example, the classical Greeks contributed in many ways in the areas of the arts, both in visual pictures and physical sculptures. They also advanced greatly in both mathematics and science, most notably geometry and medical sciences. As well as this, they influenced Western Civilization through their philosophical thoughts and studies. While all of these contributions are significant to Western Civilization, the most important contribution is the development of a democratic government.
First, allow me to describe how the Florentine skyline, gelato, and architecture inspired me. When I first arrived in Italy, I was awestruck by the beauty of the Florentine skyline with its myriad of pastel colors. The Piazzale Michelangelo was a breathtaking sight and made the perfect backdrop for the warm feeling of the baroque-style buildings. At that time, I had no idea that the outfit I was wearing had unconsciously been influenced by the skyline before me with its amazing buildings; however, when I think about my fashion choices, my personal style has gradually come to reflect the baroque-style atmosphere. Another source of inspiration has been gelato, which I was surprised to see was ubiquitous throughout Italy.