CC 301 - Hellenistic Greek Culture

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Unformatted text preview: Hellenistic Culture Benjamin V. Hicks December 5, 2007 Art and Literature Key Themes • Realism • Ordinary Humans, no heroes • Scholastic Pedanticism • Centers of Culture and Learning are outside of Geographical Greece – Pergamon // Pergamum – Alexandria Altar of Zeus at Pergamon Reconstruction to Scale in Berlin Altar of Zeus at Pergamum in Literature • Rev. 2:12-13 NIV To the Angel of the church of Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. I know where you live--- where Satan has his throne . Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city--- where Satan lives . Current Remains 113 Meter Frieze: Gigantomachy Horses of Helios Nyx hurls a vessel Athena seizes giant by the Hair Interpretation of Gigantomachy • Scholasticism? – Library at Pergamum second to Alexandria • Hesiod? – Most widely accepted interpretation – Problem: Some figures do not appear in Hesiod Seated Boxer Sleeping Satyr...
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course CC 301 taught by Professor Bolmarich during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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