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Bob Hook

Lucas, I always enjoy reading your discussion points. I agree that by the strictest terms that Greek art does not meet the modern definition of humanism. However, this is the first cultural step in this direction. The Greeks began to celebrate their lives and all of the joys and pains they incur. The gods are still there but the relationships are beginning to change. My favorite example is Dionysus the god of wine, vegetation, and pleasure. Much easier for me to support than the other ancient gods who only bring eternal damnation and judgment.