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Celina Batchelder

Humanism is a philosophical concept, absent of theism or other supernatural beliefs, that strives to affirm our human responsibility to lead ethical lives. This concept recognizes that morality is founded based upon human experience and human nature. An emphasis seems to be put on humanity over other supernatural/higher power beings. A great deal of detail, based on this concept, has been found in Greek art works that can be seen in the addition of great detail in sculptures, like The Laocoon and his sons, and the Dying Gallic Trumpeter.
Gods are still present in Greek art work, but they are more reproduced in human form, much like the Aphrodite of Melos. As a whole, Greek art work seems to encompass a lot of characteristics of humanism in its renderings.