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Kore (female) and Kouros (male) statues of people. Very rigid and idol-like Phrasikleia statue (550-540 BCE, made by Aristoin of Paros, Attica) Is it a person? A generic statue of a wealthy individual? Holding a lotus, which is egyptian (represents joy, vitality, and death/resurrection) “I, Phrasikleia’s sema (marker/statue), shall always be called girl (kore) having received this name from the gods instead of marriage” o She was a true kore, maiden. To be unwed was not desirable, so this statue might be a way for her family to honor her and say she was actually virtuous. o Maybe the closed lotus symbolises the possibility of flowering in the afterlife Agalma - statue. Kore were often painted in full color, to show vitality. Kouros statues were thought to be of Apollo (not really true) o The Anavysos Kouros - “Stop and grieve at the tomb of the dead Kroisos, whom raging Ares slew as he fought in the front line.” Sappho (Active 600-580 BCE) Known as the ninth muse Her works were found buried in a trash heap :( but then rediscovered :0

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