The First Mobilization at Aulis (page 579, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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London, British Museum, E382: Attic red-figure pelike with Agamemnon gesturing towards wounded Telephos, who sits on altar holding Orestes

British Museum

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Undated painting seen by Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder, Natural History 25.19:

Achilles too, the pupil of Chiron, discovered a plant which heals wounds, and which, as being his discovery, is known as the “achilleos.” It was by the aid of this plant, they say, that he cured Telephus. Other authorities, however, assert that He was the first to discover that verdigris [copper-rust] is an extremely useful ingredient in plasters; and hence it is that he is sometimes represented in pictures as scraping with his sword the rust from off a spear into the wound of Telephus. Some again, are of opinion that he made use of both remedies (original Latin).

 Leningrad/St. Petersburg, Hermitage St 1275: Attic red-figure fragmentary calyx krater by Phintias with Patroklos and Diomedes

J.C. Hoppin, Euthymides and his Fellows (1917), fig. p. 133

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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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