CDR-1341: SR Set: Influential Ancient Greeks

The basic principles of the arts, sciences, philosophy and politics had their origin in ancient Greece. It was an age when man first became fully conscious of his powers and fully used them to move away from superstition. This set brings together many of the founders from these disciplines, organized chronologically. 1. Homer (ca. 750 BC) considered the greatest epic poet. 2. Solon (ca. 630-558 BC), statesman, lawmaker and poet. He laid the foundations of Athenian democracy and is considered one of the seven sages of ancient Greece. 3. Sappho (625-571 BC), she was a lyric poet from the island of Lesbos.4. Thales of Miletus (ca. 625- ca. 547 BC), considered the first philosopher of the Greek tradition and one of the seven sages of ancient Greece. 5. Pythagoras (570-495 BC), a great mathematician, philosopher and religious teacher. 6. Leonidas I (540-480 BC), a military leader and Hero-king of Sparta. He became the symbol for courage against overwhelming odds. 7. Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BC) one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens. 8. Corinna (6th/5th c. BC) she wrote lyric poetry in the Boeotian dialect. 9. Sophocles (ca. 496-406 BC) one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens. 10. Pericles (495-429 BC), an influential statesman, orator and general in Athens, who promoted the arts and literature and started the Acropolis project. 11. Aspasia (5th c. BC), an immigrant who became Pericles' companion. Her house was an intellectual center, attracting Socrates. 12. Anaxagorus (500-428 BC) credited with bringing philosophy to Athens and conducting astronomical studies. 13. Phidias (ca. 490-430 BC) one of the greatest sculptors of classical Greece. 14. Herodotus (ca. 484-425 BC) is known as the father of history. 15. Euripides (ca. 480-406 BC), one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens. 16. Socrates (ca. 470-399 BC) an Athenian philosopher credited with founding Western philosophy. 17. Thucydides (460-395 BC) an Athenian historian, often referred to as the father of scientific history and political realism. 18. Hippocrates (460-371 BC) outstanding figure in the history of medicine. 19. Democritus (460-370 BC) influential philosopher remembered for his formulation of the atomic theory of the universe. 20. Aristophanes (450-385 BC), an Athenian comic playwright, known as the father of comedy. 21. Xenophon (430-354 BC), a student of Socrates, he became a historian, especially of the Peloponnesian War. 22. Plato (ca. 428-347 BC), philosopher and mathematician. Together with his teacher Socrates, and his student Aristotle, is remembered for founding the field of Western philosophy and science. 23. Aristotle (384-322 BC) a philosopher, scientist, and founder of Western philosophy. 24. Praxiteles (active 375-340 BC) a renowned sculptor, credited with sculpting the first nude female. 25. Lysippos (active ca. 370-300 BC) renowned sculptor who often worked in bronze and served as personal sculptor to Alexander the Great. 26. Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedonia. 27. Archimedes (ca.287-212 BC), physicist, engineer, astronomer, inventor and considered the greatest mathemetician of antiquity.



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Title: Head of Homer
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Title: Head of Homer
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Title: Head of Homer
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Title: Portrait Statue restored as Homer (Sokrates?)
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Title: Portrait Statue restored as Homer (Sokrates?)
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Title: Head of Homer
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Title: Homer
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Title: Head of Blind Homer
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Title: Head of Blind Homer
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Title: Homer Playing a Violin
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Title: Homer Playing a Violin
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Description: the head
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Title: Homer
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Title: Homer
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Description: Homer reciting and playing stringed instrument
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Title: Nausicaa's Vision (Homer, Odyssey; 6th book, 1-47)
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Title: Nausicaa's Vision (Homer, Odyssey; 6th book, 1-47)
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Description: Nausicaa and other women washing clothes, Ulysses appearing
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Title: Nausicaa's Vision (Homer, Odyssey; 6th book, 1-47)
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Description: Nausicaa sleeping, dreaming
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Title: Apotheosis of Homer
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Title: Apotheosis of Homer
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Title: Apotheosis of Homer
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Title: Apotheosis of Homer
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Title: Apotheosis of Homer
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Description: woman in red at front center
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Title: A Reading from Homer
Creator(s): Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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Title: Marble head of a bearded man
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Title: Croesus Showing His Treasures to Solon
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Title: Croesus Showing His Treasures to Solon
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Description: Croesus and Solon
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Title: Croesus Showing His Treasures to Solon
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Description: left center, incl founder of Rumania (center)
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Title: Croesus Showing Solon His Treasures
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Title: Croesus Showing Solon His Treasures
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Description: Croesus gesticulating
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Title: Croesus Showing Solon His Treasures
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Description: Solon astonished
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Title: Colossal Head of Sappho or a Goddess
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Title: Colossal Head of Sappho or a Goddess
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Title: Sappho
Creator(s): Arnold Böcklin
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Title: Sappho
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Title: Landscape with Pythagoras
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Title: Landscape with Pythagoras
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Title: Leonidas at Thermopylae
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Title: Leonidas at Thermopylae
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Description: center with Leonidas
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Title: Leonidas at Thermopylae
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Description: close detail of the nude Leonidas
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Title: Leonidas at Thermopylae
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Description: nude male figures at right
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Title: Leonidas at Thermopylae
Creator(s): Jacques-Louis David
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