from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A sculpture representing a standing nude young man, especially one produced in Greece before the fifth century BC.
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- noun a
sculptureof a naked youth in Ancient Greece, the male equivalent of a kore.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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It would be amazing if Gigerenzer's German pedestrians were calling faults with something approaching Braden's accuracy, or knowing — not guessing — that the kouros was a fake.
Ask Thomas Hoving how he knew, instantly, that the kouros was a fake, though, and he won't exactly be able to say. [
In the mid-1980s, the Getty Museum paid $7 million for a kouros, a small Greek sculpture, after extensive scientific testing determined the marble had come from a Greek quarry hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
The kouros himself can reach a decision or determination of the truth solely through use of his logos.
Although what the goddess tells the kouros has divine sanction (hers), that is not why he should accept it.
Parmenides gives us a poem in Homeric hexameters, narrating the journey of a young man (a kouros, in Greek) who is taken to meet a goddess who promises to teach him “all things”
The arguments of B8 demonstrate how what-is must be, and in applying these arguments as tests against any suggested basic entity in the Presocratic search for ultimate causes or principles, the kouros can determine whether or not a proposed theory is acceptable.
Rather, the goddess gives the kouros the tools to acquire that knowledge himself:
Dance in the grass, drink the heady wine of freedom, lay the young buff men with kouros bodies, and some of the young women as well.
The Getty have got one of those too . . . the so-called "Getty kouros", an impressive nude male statue, which is as likely to have been made in the twentieth century AD as in the sixth century BC.