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Homework: What’s wrong with this video on Polykleitos’ Doryphorous?

Watch the following excerpt from the BBC on Polykleitos’ canon. Given what you know about the contrapposto, what mistake does the narrator make in reference to the Doryphorous? DEADLINE: Please post your answers to this homework assignment before our next … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Ancient Greek Men and Today’s Man

  Polykleitos’ Doryphoros (c.450-440) is regarded as an example of the ideal Greek male. Read the famous funeral oration given by Pericles, leader of Athens, during the Peloponnesian War. Highlight one trait of manliness in Pericles’ speech and discuss how … Continue reading

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