Orestes’ Revenge (page 683, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♦ Florence, Museo Archeologico 4 B 19 et al.: fragments of Attic red-figure cup with alarmed Chrysothemis?, and Klytaimestra trying to restrain Orestes as he slays a collapsed Aigisthos with his sword; Elektra (wrongly restored as Athena) rushes in from … Continue reading Orestes’ Revenge (page 683, with art)

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Agamemnon (page 671, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♦ Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 63.1246: Attic red-figure calyx krater by the Dokimasia Painter with murders of Agamemnon and Aigisthos; in the center of side A, Aigisthos slays Agamemnon, who is encased in a net-like garment; on the left, … Continue reading Agamemnon (page 671, with art)

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Agamemnon (page 670, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♦ Basel, Antikenmuseum and Ludwig Collection BS 318: relief from terracotta band, reputedly from Sicily, possibly with the boiling of Minos, who is in the lebes of a tripod, as a female (a daughter of Kokalos?) seizes Minos’ arm while … Continue reading Agamemnon (page 670, with art)

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Agamemnon (page 669, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♦ Athens, National Museum 15131: bronze sheathing from Argive Heraion with Klytaimestra seizing lock of hair of Kassandra while stabbing her in the waist C.W. Blegen, “Prosymna: Remains of Post-Mycenaean Date,” American Journal of Archaeology 43 (1939) fig. 6 p.416 … Continue reading Agamemnon (page 669, with art)

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Agamemnon (page 668, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♦ Iraklion, Archaeological Museum 11152: terracotta plaque from Gortyn with murder of Agamemnon, who sits on a stool or backless throne in the center, holding a spear in his left hand and wearing a sword; Klytaimestra, on the left, threatens … Continue reading Agamemnon (page 668, with art)

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