Archaic: Adjective and Earlier Ancestral Type

Topics: Apollo, Adjective, Croesus Pages: 5 (1352 words) Published: January 4, 2013
ar·cha·ic [ahr-key-ik]  
1.marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated:an archaic manner; an archaic notion. 2.(of a linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare inpresent-day usage except to suggest the older time, as inreligious rituals or historical novels. Examples: thou; wast;methinks; forsooth. 3.forming the earliest stage; prior to full development: the archaicperiod of psychoanalytic research. 4.( often initial capital letter  ) pertaining to or designating the styleof the fine arts, especially painting and sculpture, developed inGreece from the middle 7th to the early 5th century b.c., chieflycharacterized by an increased emphasis on the human figure inaction, naturalistic proportions and anatomical structure,simplicity of volumes, forms, or design, and the evolution of adefinitive style for the narrative treatment of subject matter.Compare classical (  def 6 ) , Hellenistic (  def 5 ) . 5.primitive; ancient; old: an archaic form of animal life.

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• ARCHAIC (adjective)
  The adjective ARCHAIC has 2 senses:
1. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period 2. little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type   Familiarity information: ARCHAIC used as an adjective is rare. • ARCHAIC (adjective)

Sense 1| |
So extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
antiquated; archaic; antediluvian
Context examples:
a ramshackle antediluvian tenement / antediluvian ideas / archaic laws Similar:
old (of long duration; not new)

Sense 2|
Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type Synonyms:
archaic; primitive
Context examples:
archaic forms of life / primitive mammals / the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe Similar:
early (being or occurring at an early stage of development.

The one in my research is I need to find archaic sign,figure and writing..

1st ill show you the archaic sign that being used in some old human civilization that use the sign for numerical.

2nd one is archaic figure

For other uses of "Kouros", see Kouros (disambiguation).

Kroisos Kouros, ca. 530 BC.
A kouros (plural kouroi, Ancient Greek κοῦρος) is the modern term given to those representations of male youths which first appear in the Archaic period in Greece. The term kouros, meaning (male) youth, was first proposed for what were previously thought to be depictions of Apollo by V. I. Leonardos in 1895 in relation to the youth from Keratea and adopted by Lechat as a generic term for the standing male figure in 1904. Such statues are found across the Greek-speaking world, the preponderance of these were found in sanctuaries of Apollo with more than one hundred from the sanctuary of Apollo Ptoios, Boeotia, alone. These free-standing sculptures were typically marble, but also the form is rendered in limestone, wood, bronze, ivory and terracotta. They are typically life-sized, though early colossal examples are up to 3 meters tall. The female sculptural counterpart of the Kouros is the Kórē or Koúrē (Plural: Korai or Koúrai). -------------------------------------------------


Kleobis and Biton, (Delphi:Archaeological Museum)
The kouros type appears to have served several functions. It is certain that it was used to represent the god Apollo, as attested by its depiction on a vase painting in the presence of suppliants, as does the description of the statue of the Pythian Apollo at Samos by Diodoros as "Egyptian works, with his arms hanging by his sides and his legs parted". However, not all kouroi are images of a deity; many have been discovered in cemeteries where they most likely served as commemorative tombstones of the deceased, also the type was used as a memorial for victors in the games (like...
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