The First Mobilization at Aulis (page 581, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Lost painting from Propylaia, Athenian Acropolis:

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. I think too that he showed poetic insight in making Achilles capture Scyros, differing entirely from those who say that Achilles lived in Scyros with the maidens, as Polygnotus has represented in his picture (original Greek).

Naples, Museo Nazionale 9110: Roman wall painting from House of Dioscuri, Pompeii, showing discovery of Achilleus among maidens on Skyros


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Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, September 2021


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