Pergamon—The New Theatricality
Lecture no. 17 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
While Hippodamian planning emphasized practicality, the organic layout of Pergamon emphasized theatricality, great scale, and drama—all intended to evoke wonder in viewers. See how this great city’s monuments and public buildings imitated and tried to surpass Periclean Athens.