Pergamon Altar

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  • The Pergamon Neus: The Importance Of Zeus

    The altar of Zeus, which is usually referred as the Pergamon altar, is a giant monument constructed under King Eumenes II (Campell, “Pergamon”) on one of the terraces of the Acropolis in Pergamon. It is one of the numerous sculptural monuments that the Pergamenes aim of commemorating their military achievements (Pollitt 81). The altar is a part of the Acropolis that includes the library and the sanctuary of Athena on the sides (Fig. 1), which was built to worship their patron goddess Athena and further claims the new identity of Pergamon as the new Athens (Barringer 349). The date of the altar is uncertain, but it might be from 180 to 160 BCE (“Pegamonmuseum”). After the altar was discovered by a German expedition at the end the 19th century,…

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  • Altar Of Zeus At Pergamon Analysis

    The greatest example of Hellenistic Greek sculpture, the colossal Altar of Zeus at Pergamon, near Izmir (Turkey), is a monumental work of Greek art built by King Eumenes II of the Attalid dynasty, from about 166 to 156 BCE. The altar is adorned with a 370-foot long marble frieze which depicts the Gigantomachy from Greek mythology. Like the Parthenon in Athens - another icon of classical antiquity - the Zeus Altar was constructed on a terrace of the acropolis overlooking the ancient city of…

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  • Pergamon Research Paper

    The Altar of Zeus from Pergamon, Turkey is one of the most famous Hellenistic sculptural ensembles. Erected in about 175 BCE, the monument’s west front has been reconstructed in Berlin, Germany. Before it was relocated, the altar was framed by an Ionic stoalike colonnade with projecting wings on the sides of a broad central staircase which was resting on a platform. A four hundred foot sculpted frieze can be found wrapped all around the altar platform, decorated with around one hundred life…

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  • Mayan Culture Vs Ancient Greek Culture

    Like the Greek Hellenistic art prefer to express the particular emotion, more about achieving excitement, wild movement and strong feeling. The Greek civilization in motivated and ambitious. They built a strong colonial district and enhance their power. Also, look at the whole Greek history, every page has the trace of aggression. The book called The Maya describes that Mayan left their civilization during the most prosperous time of Mayan culture. All the architecture seems old but there is not…

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  • How Did Rome Influence Ancient Art?

    called the Pergamum Altar of Zeus because it displayed their god Zeus and the Goddess Athena battling some evil creatures. According to Benton and DiYanni states that, "Here Athena has grabbed the hair of a winged monster who writhes in agony" (Benton and DiYanni 80). It was completed in the middle of the Hellenistic Greek times around the year 160 B.C.E.. We can see that this sculpture was carved out of marble, like many other sculptures that the Greeks made during their time. As we can see…

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  • Analysis Of Varvakeion Athena Statue

    because this illustrates the great extent the Ancient Greeks went to honour their patron gods/goddesses, specifically Athens; they built a statue of her likeness made out of ivory and gold. Not only that, but this also indicates that the original Athena Parthenos would have made a sizeable portion of the Athenian treasury. Nonetheless, the Varvakeion is still a replica. Hence, the reliability of the source is questionable to a certain extent. For instance, one can point out the differences in…

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  • The Pantheon

    During the renaissance era, it became very popular to bury both famous architects and artists inside the pantheon. There are seven sculptures that represent the roman gods that correspond to each planet Jupiter, juno, Minerva, vesta, ceres, Diana, Venus, mars, mercurius, neptunus, volcanus, and Apollo. In the year 1500, pope urban VIII made an addition to the pantheon by implying two bell towers in which were designed by Bernini but were removed in the year 1883 after the pantheon gained its…

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