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What were distinctive changes in Greek art during the Hellenistic period?
Examine the image of Laocoön and His Sons included in Chapter 5 "The Classical Style" in The Humanistic Tradition (5e) closely.
Discuss 3 ways in which this sculpture is particularly Hellenistic.

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Laocoön and His Sons

The Hellenistic period was Greece’s time of Empire building led by the conquests of Alexander the Great. It was not a time of allegiance to city states we saw in the Classical period. Art from the Hellenistic period differed from previous Greek periods of history in three ways: monumentality, realism, and movement. Laocoön and His Sons is a group sculpture from the Hellenistic period of Greek civilization....

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