Pergamon was an ancient royal capital in what is now Turkey. To proclaim the city's importance, its Hellenistic kings built a Great Altar--a massive stone podium about one hundred feet long and thirty-five feet high. The story of Telephos, the mythical son of Herakles and the Greek princess Auge, whose lineage the kings wanted to claim for themselves, surrounded the sacrificial altar. These two volumes of essays by classicists and art historians were compiled to accompany an exhibition of the Telephos frieze at the Fine ...

Pergamon: The Telephos Frieze from the Great Altar, Volume 1 1996, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780884010890

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