Ancient Greek Men and Today’s Man

In the speech by Pericles he states “at Athens we live exactly as we please, and yet are just as ready to encounter every legitimate danger”. This is shown in the statue of the Doryphorus by how the man in the statue is positioned. He is sculpted so that one arm and one leg are tensed and the other arm and leg are at rest, representing that at any moment the person in the statue is ready for any danger coming his way. I think that we share some traits of the ideal Greek male because we live the way we wont but I do not believe we are ready for every danger that awaits us. The ideal male for today is similar because we both idolize being muscular but we do not need to prepare for dangers because the amount of threats has lessened over time.

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