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How Ancient Greek and Roman Art Became the Ideal Model

The ongoing veneration of “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur”

Apollo of the Belvedere. 2nd Century AD. Image source Wikimedia Commons

There can be little doubt that the appeal of ancient Classical culture remains undimmed. Buildings are still being built with columns and pediments after the model of Greek temples. Philosophical discussions continue to refer back to ancient Greek thought, from Plato…

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