Bias of Priene

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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published on 30 September 2013

A marble herm bust of the Greek 4th century BCE orator Bias of Priene. Considered one of the seven sages his famous motto was 'Most men are bad'. Roman copy of the Hadrian period from a Greek original. (Vatican Museums, Rome)



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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