From ABC-CLIO's History Hub website
This collection of resources examines the features of classical Greek sculpture and considers how they reflected the values of society at the time. Use the accompanying articles and images to support students' understanding of the cultural beliefs and values embodied in Greek sculpture. Use the Export to My Lists button above to turn this into a research list for your students.
Time Period Key Understandings
Geography impacts a civilization's ability to communicate and unify
Centralization allows for culture to flourish and disseminate
Oral history and tradition perpetuate cultural norms and religion
Societal celebrations and norms can glorify and support warfare
Political structure influences the economic stratification of a society
Democratic systems value the rights and opinions of citizens
Internal rivalry leads to competitive rather than collaborative systems
Art and architecture depict society's values and histories
Philosophy, or the love of wisdom, contributes to the betterment of society through academic research, reasoning, and discovery
Strong leadership leads to success of political and military campaigns
Cultural diffusion can lead to romanticism of past civilizations and culture
How did the classical Greek sculpture that flourished during the fifth century BCE differ from the style of earlier Greek sculpture?
Why did Greek artists portray the gods as human figures? Why do you think athletes were often the subjects of Greek sculpture?
How did the classical Greek style in sculpture influence later art?