First the human being

Kouros statue
Around 600 BC.
Marble. Height 3.05 m. From the sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounion
National Archaeological Museum Γ 2720

The naked male figure standing freely in space was painted over, conveying the impression of liveliness.
God, or mortal, he will continue to occupy us with various hypotheses, such as that which identifies him with Phrontis, the worthy helmsman of Menelaus, who according to Homer (Odyssey c 278) was buried at Sounion.