How come the Ancient Greek statues are so muscular?
In Ancient Greece, physical strength was seen as one of the most important qualities a man or woman could have. Numerous philosophers including Socrates and Plato strongly believed that a man could not truly begin to understand the nature of the universe if he had not first mastered his own physical health.
Furthermore, strong physical features showed an individual who was a good soldier and could be depended on to defend the “polis” from invasion or attack.
The statues of Ancient Greece show this love of physical strength and confirm that within Greek society physical health was vitally important.