Why were the Ancient Greeks so preoccupied with images concerning the naked human form?

Stream The Body Beautiful: Ancient Greeks, Good Looks and Glamour on BBC Select

Why were the Ancient Greeks so obsessed with nudes and immortalizing the body?

Classicist Natalie Haynes leads us on a journey into ancient beauty and modern glamor in this illuminating BBC history documentary. She examines how our current obsession with looking good goes back thousands of years to the time of Troy.

Can these figures from the past teach us anything about modern bodily obsessions?

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