Questions for Further Research
The Altar of
Zeus at Pergamon is a prime example of the different aesthetic tastes that
prevailed in the Hellenistic period. Study other Hellenistic sculptures such as
the Laocoon and discuss how the Altar contrasts with Classical sculpture
and is representative of the new trends in art.
use that the Altar makes of mythological themes with similar uses in other
Greek and Roman Architecture, especially the Parthenon.