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The Glory That Was Greece - Greek Art and Archaeology

Jennifer Tobin

No ancient society has exerted greater influence on the development of Western culture than the ancient Greeks. Over two thousand years ago these people gave birth to the institution of democracy, to scientific investigation and philosophical dialogue, to poetry, both epic and personal, to historical narrative, and to comic and tragic theater. Their intensely creative spark also manifested itself in the arts: in architecture with the creation of temples for the gods, theaters for assembly and entertainment, and tombs for the dead, in sculpture that depicted the divine ideal and human frailty, and painting that illustrated the simple patterns of daily life, the poignancy of death, and the fickleness of the gods.

No ancient society has exerted greater influence on the development of Western culture than the ancient Greeks. Over two thousand years ago these people gave birth to the institution of democracy, to scientific investigation and philosophical dialogue, to poetry, both epic and personal, to historical narrative, and to comic and tragic theater. Their intensely creative spark also manifested itself in the arts: in architecture with the creation of temples for the gods, theaters for assembly and entertainment, and tombs for the dead, in sculpture that depicted the divine ideal and human frailty, and painting that illustrated the simple patterns of daily life, the poignancy of death, and the fickleness of the gods.
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Genres:

History

Description:

No ancient society has exerted greater influence on the development of Western culture than the ancient Greeks. Over two thousand years ago these people gave birth to the institution of democracy, to scientific investigation and philosophical dialogue, to poetry, both epic and personal, to historical narrative, and to comic and tragic theater. Their intensely creative spark also manifested itself in the arts: in architecture with the creation of temples for the gods, theaters for assembly and entertainment, and tombs for the dead, in sculpture that depicted the divine ideal and human frailty, and painting that illustrated the simple patterns of daily life, the poignancy of death, and the fickleness of the gods.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:42