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Golden Age of Greece Global 9R. Classical Art Greeks valued: –Order –Balance –Proportion These became the “standards” for what they called classical art.

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1 Golden Age of Greece Global 9R

2 Classical Art Greeks valued: –Order –Balance –Proportion These became the “standards” for what they called classical art

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5 Supreme Court Building – Washington, DC

6 Athena Goddess of wisdom and protector of Athens Greek sculptors tried to capture the grace of the idealized human body

7 Greek Drama First Greek plays evolved out of religious festivals (Ones held in Athens for Dionysus – Goddess of fertility and wine) Performed in outdoor theatres carved out of sides of hills Actors wore elaborate costumes and stylized masks

8 Theatre at Delphi

9 Greek Tragedy Stories that told of human suffering and usually ended in disaster Purpose of tragedy – excite emotions of pity and fear

10 Greek Playwrights AeschylusSophoclesEuripides The Oresteia: Based on the family of Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy Antigone: Deals with when an individual’s moral duty conflicts with the laws of the state Medea: Sympathetic portrayals of women in his plays

11 Greek Comedy Many Greek comedies were satires or works that poked fun at a subject Playwrights often made fun of customs, politics, respected people or ideas of the time

12 Greek Playwrights Aristophanes Lysistrata: Portrayed the women of Athens forcing their husbands to end the Peloponnesian War

13 Greek Philosophers This was a time of questioning and uncertainty Determined to seek the truth, no matter where the search led them Greeks called these people……. Philosophers: lovers of wisdom

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15 Philosophers of Ancient Greece Socrates ( B.C.) Encouraged Students to Examine their beliefs Plato ( B.C.) Student of Socrates Wrote the Republic Aristotle ( B.C.) Questioned nature of the world and of human belief, thought and knowledge


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