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Use these online videos to study the History of Greek Art and Architecture during the time of Ancient Greece

In this topic, you'll discover how the architecture and sculpture of ancient Greece expressed the belief that "man is the measure of all things." Use our 3 online educational video titles to discover how the architecture and sculpture of Ancient Greece (800 B.C.-146 B.C.) expressed the belief that humanity "is the measure of all things". Witness the changes that occurred in the art of Ancient Greece, from the vision of immortality and strength of the Archaic Period...to the individuality and logic-tempered emotion of the Classical Period...to the unrestrained emotionalism of the Hellenistic Period. As you explore the roots of Western civilization, you'll see magnificent artistic works, including the Parthenon, the Porch of the Maidens, Aphrodite of Melos, Charioteer, Discus Thrower, and Laocoon.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the fundamental characteristics of Greek architecture.
  • Name famous structures built by the ancient Greeks and explore how Greek architecture expressed the belief that "man is the measure of all things."
  • Identify some of the major Greek sculptures created during the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, such as Discus Thrower and Laocoon, and contrast Greek art and architecture of the Classical period with that of the Hellenistic period.
  • Define the concepts of polis and arete, and explain how humanism and democracy shaped the social, religious, and political beliefs of the ancient Greeks.
  • Discuss how the ancient Greeks expressed their humanistic views in art, and explore the use of naturalism in Greek sculptures of gods and humans
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