Art and Culture: Hellensitic Greece
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What is the purpose of the Altar of Zeus in Pergamum?
Who is responsible for paying for or commissioning the piece?
How was it made?
What is the meaning of this piece and what does it express or reveal about its creator?
What aspects of the Hellenistic civilization and its cultural developments does this piece represent?
How has the art and culture from previous civilizations influenced this piece?
How does the piece still have meaning and value in modern-day cultures?
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