The arts from of Ancient Greek civilization were widely influential across much of the Mediterranean world. The style of sculpture, fresco, and architecture developed in Greece was copied by later civilizations like the Romans. Indeed, of the many ancient artistic artifacts that exist today, some of the most well-known are Greek.
This media gallery provides background information some artistic forms from Ancient Greece. As you look through each, pay attention to the style, function, materials used, and the way these materials reflect the material environment in the Greek world.