- Greece (Golden Age)

 

 

 

 


Athena Adjusting Her Sandal
Acropolis (410 BC)



Parthenon, Iltinos and Kallicrates
(448-432 BC)



Dying Gaul  (230 BC)


The Parthenon Frieze (447BC - 432BC) 

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  • How did the use of Greek reason and logic bridge the gap between the study of nature and man?
  • Describe problems and contradictions between the Greek ideal and its reality.
  • Contrast Athenian and Spartan culture.
  • How was ancient Greek theatre enacted? What were its cultural meanings?
  • Compare Sophocles' vision of tragedy with the pursuit of truth in Socratic philosophy.
  • Why do we refer to the evolution of Greek thought in this period as the birth of Western civilization?
  • How does Socratic philosophy reconnect the evolution of Greek thought to the ethical concerns of Western civilization?

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Doryphoros of Polyclitus
450-440 BC



Bust of Pericles, Phidias



Attic red figure pelike, c. 410 B.C.
Athena and Hercules leave
the funeral pyre, headed for Mount Olympus.

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Herodotus

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Plato:



  • 2310 Bridging the Hellespont: Xerxes makes war on the Dardenelles 
  • 2575 The illustrious history of Prime Numbers
  • 2290 The Platonic "regular" solids: mathematics and divinty
  • 252 Archimedes' legendary death ray: Did it exist?
  • 314 Hippocrates and the oath to do holistic medicine
  • 1170 A visit to an iatros -- a doctor -- in a 400 BC clinic
  • 1558 Mastered by nature, we o'ercome by art - then as now
  • 1565 Using the hysplex to start an ancient Greek foot race
  • 1926 Rhetoric: An ancient idea in serious need of rehabilitation
  • 1941 Greek war and Greek politics: A remarkable symbiosis
  • 1969 Getting to the heart of the Hippocratic Oath
  • 2228 Ancient Explanations of Bird Migrations
  • 2231 Of cuckoos, cuckoldry and brood parasitic cupidity




 

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