Greek Life in the Acropolis

Nexus / Atlantic 1:72 Scale Figure Review

Nexus Atlantic 1804 - Greek Life in the Acropolis

Greece is considered the cradle of western civilization. Since a very early age, an advanced political and philosophical culture developed in this country, which in the 5th century b.C. culminated in the "golden age". An exceptional flourishing of the arts, craft, and culture. The center of Greek life was the polis, the city-state. The Acropolis citadel was also the center of religious life, which for the Greeks had mostly social, rather than spiritual meaning. Still, oracles and sacrifices were widely worshipped in Greece. While Greece was conquered, first by the Macedons and later by the Romans, its cultural heritage survived, and conquered its conquerors.

Contents

  • 40 Figures in 7 Poses – 24,5 mm equal 176 cm Height
    • Priest with Knife (8)
    • Priest with Staff (8)
    • Guard with Spear and Shield (4)
    • Greek Woman seated (8)
    • Greek Woman reclining (4)
    • Greek Man reclining (4)
    • Female Servant (4)
  • Altar with Offering (8)
  • Stool (8)
  • Bed (4)
  • Bed (4)
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Evaluation

Excellent choice of subject, these Greek women and men will be very useful for dioramas.

Good value for money, the set includes enough figures, beds and altars for several different dioramas of Greek life.

The painting examples on the box cover are an inspiration to miniature painters.

Compatible with ESCI, and Italeri.

The figures are exceptionally tall, especially considering the fact that ancient peoples were much shorter than we are today.

Historical Employment

  • Ancient Greeks

Possible Conversions

  • Some of the miniatures may be painted to represent other ancient peoples.

The Atlantic figures are a must-have for wargamers and diorama builders interested in the ancient Egyptians.

Sample from Nexus

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