Were You Attractive In Ancient Greece? | Ancient Greek Beauty Standards

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Beauty has been an essential part of any culture throughout human history, including ancient Greece. The aesthetic appeal of someone or something could increase the value of this person or object and denote power, prestige, or, in some cases, perfection. From an aesthetic and visual point of view, beauty can be defined by its ability to be pleasing to the eye, inspiring admiration and satisfaction.

We like what we see and thus enjoy beholding what our eyes perceive.

The ancient Greeks were no different from us in this sense, and it would be accurate to say that such ideals from the ancient Greek society (and possibly beyond) have indeed trickled down into our own.

After all, it should come as no surprise that in a society where sculptures with bulging biceps, rock-hard abs, and strongly defined jaws were so highly celebrated, the ancient Greeks were really into their looks.

In fact, it would be fair to say that physical appearance was a big deal in ancient Greece and that their notion of what is attractive has undoubtedly left its mark on us today.

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