Georgios
Karaiskakis

SEARCH:

→ For information and images of other heroic deeds by G. Karaiskakis.
(search the Internet, and in your books)
→ Try to find out what the position of the warrior’s horse symbolizes in Art History. What does it mean when the horse is standing on its hind legs?

THINK

→ What makes him a hero?
→ What separates him from other heroes?

DID YOU KNOW THAT:

Olympiacos’ Karaiskakis Stadium was named after Karaiskakis, because the stadium was built where the Battle of Phaleron took place, where the Hero was mortally wounded.

CONNECTION TO EVERYDAY HEROES

OBSERVE

In the work of art, the artist has painted the hero riding on his white horse, with his sword on his left hand.
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Where do you picture your own Everyday Hero sitting, and what are they holding? Are they alone or with others?

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heroes then
heroes now