"Good fame is a species of the Kalon"

Apollo, a Greek hero typifying kalon
Public DomainApollo, a Greek hero typifying kalon - Credit: Kerri
The kalon is an ancient Greek term for what is good, fine, noble, beautiful. It refers to ideal beauty in both the physical and the moral sense.

In Greek culture, what is kalon is typically the object of passionate or romantic love.  Plato identifies the kalon, along with the good and the just, as a key object for human striving and understanding.  Aristotle equates the truly beautiful, with the truly good.