Aftermath: The Recovery of Aithra and and Sacrifice of Polyxena (page 659 upper, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Athens, Propylaia on Acropolis: painting by Polygnotos of Polyxena about to be sacrificed near the grave of Achilleus (known through Pausanias’ description)

Pausanias Description of Greece 1.22.6:

On the left of the gateway is a building with pictures… And there is Polyxena about to be sacrificed near the grave of Achilles. Homer did well in passing by this barbarous act (original Greek).

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

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