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Saylor.org's Ancient Civilizations of the World/Greek and Hellenistic Culture

Laocoön and His Sons, one of the most famous examples of the aesthetics of Hellenistic Culture. The statue depicts the figure of Laocoön who attempted to warn the Trojans of the Greek plot to hide in the wooden horse only to be strangled by sea serpents sent by the God Poseidon.