The body in antiquity
The body in antiquity

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The body in antiquity

Conclusion

All of us have bodies, which makes the subject of the body something that we can all relate to. But this can be a trap, because it is easy to assume that the way we see our bodies and the things we do with them are somehow ‘natural’ and universally human. What this free course, The body in antiquity, has aimed to show you, however, is that these things are actually profoundly influenced by the period and place – in short, the culture – in which we live. As a result, it is important to keep your mind open and to view ancient bodies in an objective way.

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