Aftermath: The Recovery of Aithra and and Sacrifice of Polyxena (page 658, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Naples, Museo Nazionale 81669 (H2422): Attic red-figure hydria by Kleophrades Painter with Sack of Troy, including rescue of aged Aithra by her grandsons Demophon and Akamas (for Kassandra and Aias from same vase, see Gantz page 655; for the death of Priam, see Gantz page 657 upper; and for Aineias carrying Anchises from Troy, see Gantz p. 716)

A. Furtwaengler and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie I, 1904), pl. 34 (detail)

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London, British Museum E458: Attic red-figure calyx krater by Myson with Demophon and Akamas leading their aged grandmother Aithra away

British Museum

Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall’Instituto di corrispondenza archeologica 2 (1835), pl. 25

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Attic Vase Inscriptions

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Rome, Musei Capitolini 316: Tabula Iliaca Capitolina, Roman marble relief with Sack of Troy; detail with Demophon and Akamas leading away their grandmother Aithra (for the whole Tabula Iliaca Capitolina, see Gantz page 651; for a detail of Menelaos threatening Helen, see Gantz page 657 upper; and for the three appearances of Aineias, see Gantz page 714)

Detail from Th. Schreiber and W. C. F. Anderson [Editor], Atlas of classical antiquities (1895), pl. 93 (restoration)

London, British Museum 1897,0727.2: Attic black-figure Tyrrhenian amphora with sacrifice of Polyxena over tomb; figures from left to right are Nestor, Diomedes, Neoptolemos cutting throat of Polyxena, who is held by Amphilochos, Antiphates and Aias, and on far right Phoinix turns away

H.B. Walters, “On Some Black-Figured Vases Recently Acquired by the British Museum,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 18 (1898), pl. 15

British Museum

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#Antiphates+son+of+Melampous

#Aias+son+of+Oileus

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Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, July 2022

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