Aftermath: The Recovery of Aithra and and Sacrifice of Polyxena (page 657 lower)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Lesches, Ilias Mikra (Little Iliad) fr 20 – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 80, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.25.8

Lescheos says of Aethra that, when Troy was taken, she came stealthily to the Greek camp. She was recognized by the sons of Theseus, and Demophon asked for her from Agamemnon. He was ready to grant Demophon the favour, but said that Helen must first give her consent. He sent a herald, and Helen granted him the favour. So in the painting Eurybates appears to have come to Helen to ask about Aethra, and to be saying what he had been told to say by Agamemnon.  Greek Text

Arktinos. Iliou Persis (Ilii Excidium) argumentum – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 89, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2023

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