What were the principle characteristics of classical Greek sculptures?

One of the primary attitude that distinguished Greek sculptures from others was the point of view of Greeks about being a human (Frank, 2013, p.270). Greeks considered humans to be the best of creations and humans were the primary theme of their sculptures. These sculptures were representatives of human emotions. Meaning they would design sculpture that would represent humans in different styles and emotions. For example it would be a sculpture of a thinking person. The Greek era was characterized by different philosophers like Plato, Aristotle and Socrates. Different sculptures were influence different philosophers and their philosophies. Greek Sculptures also characterized humans in the form of different gods. Human wisdom, bravery and courage were also some of the characteristics of different sculptures made in the Greek era. This era provided a foundation to the art of sculptures.