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Hellenistic sculpture: Late 4th early 1st century BC

The period dominated by the Diadochi (Successors) to Alexander the Great and their kingdoms that stretched across Greece, Asia and Egypt is called Hellenistic.

New major urban centres emerged, such as Pergamon, Antioch and Alexandria. The citizens of these kingdoms experienced a cosmopolitan character that was further enhanced by the widespread use of a common language the Hellenistic Koine, a simplified form of the Attic dialect.

The ethical conduct of the citizens was influenced by new philosophical movements, whereas the religious quests led to the consolidation of mystery cults that called for initiation in order for the faithful to achieve now personal salvation.

In sculpture, new local workshops and renowned sculptors that rendered the figures realistically, depicting their personal features, came to the fore.

Partial quote: www.namuseum.gr

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  • Copyright: Alex Fan Moniz (LondonBoy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 93 W: 0 N: 616] (2482)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2022-03-30
  • Camera: Canon EOS 1300D
  • Esposizione: 1/32 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2022-04-02 7:59
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