Ariella Budick | ft.com | 29th April 2016
Alexander the Great loved Greek art. His tastes endured and the arts flourished for 300 years after his death until the rise of imperial Rome. Pergamon was a fabled city in the Hellenistic empire but there were others, all supported by the wealth from Alexander’s conquests. The reviewer notes “Lifestyle is propaganda”. Evidently so – Pergamon still impresses after several millennia.
Image: Metropolitan Museum