During this time the conquests of Alexander the Great helped to export Greek art Eastward throughout the world. The rest of the known world could now combine techniques with the ones perfected in the Classical period to create works that were "Greek like." The term literally means "to imitate Greeks." Hellenistic art is mainly identified by its use of illusion to increase realism as seen on coins and in sculpture. Building upon the Classical era sculptors were creating intricate, narrative scenes, depicting dramatic emotion that appeared to be disconnected from the background when part of temple architecture and three dimensional on its base such as this piece http://earlyworldhistory.blogspot.com/2012/03/hellenistic-art.html and although much of Greek art has disappeared it 's influence
Pericles was a great leader, philosopher and person. Pericles even had his own time period called the age of Pericles. He made big government improvements, increased the love and study of the arts, and built statues and temples. Pericles was the general of Athens. He and Ephialtes came together and ostracized the current leader of Athens, Cimone.
A lot of people were guessing who was this figure? Since Greek sculptures were made as a symbol of a victory, some people believed the boxer was the athlete, Polydamas. He was an athlete of legendary strength and is represented as a heroic mythical athlete. Stylists Analysis- Seated Boxer Seated Boxer is a masterpiece of Greek ancient sculpture by an unknown artist. Seated Boxer is a life-size nude boxer in bronze.
Look around you son, the evidence is everywhere. Emulating and overtaking his supposed ancestors Heracles and Dionysus has always been a goal of his. In 326, it was the Rock of Aornus that Alexander was intent on capturing, something Heracles had never of been able to do. Surely outdoing the demi-god was a way to boost his own status amongst his men. Indeed it may well have been Aristotle who installed in him the belief that he will one day be a god, as he once wrote the man who is king in the fullest sense is ‘as a god among men’.
In this sense, Zeus was held in great honor and gained faith from Hecatoncheires and other gods thanks to his generosity. Before the big battle with Titans, he even provided his allies with full sustenance and nectar and he even moved their minds and gave them motivation with his eloquent speech (Hesiod, 700 BCE, P. 22). After gods completed their works and conflicts with Titans, they crowned Zeus as king. In return for their works and efforts, Zeus treated his children and gods with great honours and “allotted them privileges satisfactorily” (Hesiod, 700 BCE, P. 29). Above all, after Zeus defeated Typhoeus born from the Earth, the Earth advised other gods to set Zeus on the throne.
One of the most famous wonders was the Statue of Zeus. The Statue of Zeus is a very famous structure made by the architecture,Phdieas. The statue was nicknamed Altis. Those who came to watch the Olympics were able to see the Statue of Zeus. The Temples began in 470 B.C.
Dr. Ng, Okay, Rifat, but I 'm not sure this really answers the question as this feels more like a panegyric to Alexander the Great. So your passage does talk about how Alexander saw himself or used the message from the Temple of Ammon to make himself son of a god but why do this? Was he a demi-god then and why use that motif? What possible advantage did he get out of it? Thank you for your insights and questions.
Later, new civilizations were created. One of the most important was Greece. Greece is an important place since in that country great poets, authors and philosophers were born. One of the most outstanding authors of the time was Homer, who was the author of Odyssey, an epic history that everyone should read. Also Athens, capital of Greece was the birthplace of the famous statesman Cleisthenes who was the person to implement the first democratic reforms, laws that still we use today.
The trials of Ancient Greece and its Panhellenic ideals are cast in marble, as they’ve survived through antiquity into modern times, from the their revolution for independence against the Ottoman empire, to their modern entertainment which still contains Homeric
“Classical Ideal” In the documentary, “Art of the Western World-The Classical Ideal”, the narrator provides a history and a perspective on the Greek and Roman creation of the “Classical Ideal” to art and architecture. The narrator infers that the foundation of the two societies, namely their democratic falsifies and religious foundations, along with their focus on fitness, personal strength, calculations and intelligence, drove Greece and later Rome, to perfect their visions of balance, symmetry and beauty in their architecture and art. Greece and Rome are often held out as the greatest societies to have ever existed. Although this may not be factual, their legacy continues to influence the world through its creations, many centuries later, despite their eventual collapse. However, their rise to rule over the known world can be attributed to the cultural values they held to long before their mark was made on the world.