Aineias (page 714, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy

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Homer, Iliad 20.300-308

Nay, come, let us head him forth from out of death, lest the son of Cronos be anywise wroth, if so be Achilles slay him; for it is ordained unto him to escape, that the race of Dardanus perish not without seed and be seen no more—of Dardanus whom the son of Cronos loved above all the children born to him [305] from mortal women. For at length hath the son of Cronos come to hate the race of Priam; and now verily shall the mighty Aeneas be king among the Trojans, and his sons’ sons that shall be born in days to come.”  Greek Text

Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite 5.196-97

and you shall have a dear son who shall reign among the Trojans, and children’s children after him, springing up continually.  Greek Text

Rome, Musei Capitolini 316: Tabula Iliaca Capitolina, Roman marble relief with Sack of Troy (for the whole Tabula Iliaca Capitolina, see Gantz page 651; for a detail of Menelaos threatening Helen, see Gantz page 657 upper; and for rescue of Aithra, see Gantz page 658); three scenes from Gantz with Aineias escaping from Troy with his father Anchises, the household gods and his son Askanios

Gantz’s scene one, with a priest handing Aineias a box with the household gods

Gantz’s scene two, with Aineias escaping from a gate while shouldering Anchises and the household gods and leading Askanios by his right hand; Hermes guides the family to safety, while Kreousa? grieves in left background

Gantz scene three, with Anchises with household gods and Aineias, leading Askanios, embarking on ship; pilot Misenos follows, with trumpet or oar?

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

Stesichoros, Iliou Persis 205 PMG – Poetae Melici Graeci, pp. 205-6, ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Vergil, Aeneid 6.164-67

Misenus lay extended the shore;
Son of the God of Winds: none so renown’d
The warrior trumpet in the field to sound;
With breathing brass to kindle fierce alarms,
And rouse to dare their fate in honorable arms.
He serv’d great Hector, and was ever near,
Not with his trumpet only, but his spear.  Latin Text

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

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2023

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