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  • n. Plural form of kouros.


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  • This lively convocation of gods, goddesses, demigods, kouroi, korai, horses, mythical beasts, and grave stelai is electrifying, all the more so because the ensemble includes such Ancient Art 101 mainstays as the Kritios Kouros and the torso of the Rampin Rider (fitted with a casting of the horseman's head, now in the Louvre).

    Grading the New Acropolis

  • [Greek: 'kouroi anarriptein ala pêdô,'] in their showy uniforms, push out from Ryker's; some bound upward past the oyster-beds of Fair Haven, away up among the salt-marsh meadows, where the Quinnipiac wanders under quaint old bridges among fair, green hills; some for the Light, shooting out into the broad waters of the open bay, their feathered oars flashing in the sunlight; some for

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • Possibly this had been the date of the festival at Tusculum, a day especially appropriate because it was the Ides of the month, and the Ides were sacred to Juppiter, whose sons Castor and Pollux (_Dios-kouroi_) were supposed to be.

    The Religion of Numa And Other Essays on the Religion of Ancient Rome

  • (_Dios-kouroi_ = "Sons of Zeus"), especially Castor, became prominent.

    The Religion of Numa And Other Essays on the Religion of Ancient Rome

  • Golub, whose large-scale paintings drew inspiration from everything from Greek kouroi to images of male pornography, used a technique that was more sculpture than brushstroke, famously using a meat cleaver to create aggressive peaks on the canvas.

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  • (Dionysus) from the communal consciousness created by ritual dancing in early Greece: “The leader of the band of kouroi (κου̇ροι), of young men, the real actual leader, has become by remembrance and abstraction



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