The Abduction of Helen (page 573, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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London, British Museum 1899.2-19.1: Late Geometric krater with Paris dragging Helen (?) onto a ship with rowers [for another possible interpretation, see page 265]



British Museum

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art 27.116: Middle Corinthian column krater, Paris and Helen arriving at Troy, with Hektor present third from left

C. Alexander, “A Coronthian Krater,” Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 23 no. 2, February 1928, Fig. 1 p. 48.

Boston, Museum of Fine Art, 13.186: Attic red-figure skyphos by Makron, with (from left to right) Aineias, Paris dragging Helen with Eros above, Aphrodite and Peitho, and son of Helen and Menelaos under handle

Museum of Fine Arts

A. Furtwaengler and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie II, 1909) pl. 85

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Berlin, Antikensammlung F2291: Attic red figured cup by Makron with Judgment of Paris (Side A) and Abduction of Helen (Side B); latter with Paris dragging Helen, Aineias repelling Timandra (Helen’s sister), and Euopis informing Ikarios and Tyndareos of the abduction

E. Gerhard, Trinkschalen und Gefässe des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin: und anderer Sammlungen vol. 2 (1850), pls. 11-12


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Beazley Archive Pottery Database

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Artistic sources edited by R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown Univ., and Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, September 2021

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