The Ideal Man: Male Beauty Standards Through History

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Compared to Ancient Greek sculptures, the sculptures of men created during Ancient Rome were more realistic, showcasing “bodily faults, signs of old age, or various “deformities.” This authentic approach was said to be because Rome’s ideal man was not measured by his looks but by his power and wealth; the more he possessed, the more his physical appearance could be overlooked. Interestingly, this approach coincided with the rise of many influential figures (mainly in politics) and was echoed in the Renaissance, another era dominated by powerful men. Read full article here

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