Greek Art Continued

Dad and I got to the office for 11:30 this morning. It was a somewhat loud day at of the office but not overwhelmingly busy. I wasn’t as productive as I would have liked but I did get the week’s mail out this afternoon. We ordered pizza for lunch, a lot more than we needed.This evening’s art survey class continued last week’s lecture about Greek art, mostly sculpture. Although we saw pictures of a lot of original work, most of the slides showed marble Roman copies or original brass sculptures. Apparently many such sculptures were melted down centuries ago for the raw materials. This is also the case with a lot of antiquity’s architecture, in which people just walked away with the stone for other structures. There was a quiz at the end of class on Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. We were instructed to familiarize ourselves with these works last week but I forgot about it and bombed the quiz, which was very frustrating.After class, Dad met me at the Boot and gave me a ride home. Later that evening, I worked on my math homework for tomorrow and finished watching Yankee Doodle Dandy. I normally find musicals unenjoyable but the songs in this film had proper context since the movie is about the famous Broadway producer George M. Cohen, writer of such famous songs as “Over There” and “Grand Old Flag.”

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