Troilos and Lykaon (page 600, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Rome, Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia 106349: Laconian black-figure  cup with fountain house and snake at feet of armed Achilleus in ambush; in exergue, mounted Troilos and Polyxena

P. Zancani Montuoro, “L’agguato a Troilo nella ceramica laconica,” Bollettino d’Arte 39 (1954), p. 290 fig. 1

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Lost cup from Samos: fragmentary Laconian cup with same arrangement as previous Laconian cup (Villa Giulia 106349)

P. Zancani Montuoro, “L’agguato a Troilo nella ceramica laconica,” Bollettino d’Arte 39 (1954), p. 292 fig. 4

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Paris, Musée du Louvre E699: Laconian black-figure cup with Kadmos (?) at fountain house with two snakes (see also p. 470)

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Florence, Museo Nazionale Archeologico 70993: Attic black-figure Tyrrhenian amphora with (on the left) altar and Troilos’ beheaded body, armed Achilleus lifting Troilos’ head by his hair; six armed Trojans (among them Hektor, Aineias and Agenor) advancing from the right

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Munich, Antikensammlung 1426:  Tyrrhenian amphora, with altar in center; to left, body of Troilos and armed Achilleus with Troilos’ head fixed to or in mid-air next to his spear tip; on far left, Athena and Hermes; on right, armed Trojans advance with spears raised, among them Hektor, Aineias and Deithynos

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Basel, Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig BS1424:  Attic black-figure band cup with Athena, Achilleus with body of Troilos, altar and advancing Trojan warriors

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London, British Museum B326: Attic black-figure hydria by Leagros Group, with  horses from chariot of Achilleus; Achilleus raising head of Troilos; and body of Troilos on altar, which two Trojan warriors are trying to defend

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Paris, Musée du Louvre, E638 bis: Middle Corinthian column krater with  Achilleus holding Troilos over an altar, while Trojan warriors attack (Aineias and Hector on the far right)

Edmond Pottier, “Vases peints grecs à sujets homériques,” Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot 16.2 (1909), pl. 14

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Paris, Musée du Louvre G154:  fragmentary Attic red-figure cup by the Brygos Painter, with armed Achilleus pulling Troilos by hair off horse while Polyxena flees to right (side A, pls. 15A and 15B below); Polyxena ? fleeing while three Trojan warriors rush to right in an attempt to save Troilos (side B, pl. 16 below);  and seated, grieving Priam receiving news from a standing Trojan warrior of Troilos’ fate (interior of cup, pl. 17 below)

Edmond Pottier, “Vases peints grecs à sujets homériques,” Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot 16.2 (1909), pl. 15A

Edmond Pottier, “Vases peints grecs à sujets homériques,” Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot 16.2 (1909), pl. 15B

Edmond Pottier, “Vases peints grecs à sujets homériques,” Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot 16.2 (1909), pl.16

Edmond Pottier, “Vases peints grecs à sujets homériques,” Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot 16.2 (1909), pl. 17

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Palermo, Museo Archeologico Regionale 1480 (previously V659): Attic red-figure cup by Makron, with Achilleus driving sword into Troilos, who clings to his fallen horse; Trojan archer with axe flees to right

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Museo Nazionale di Palermo 1 (1938), pl. 10.1

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Paestum, Museo Nazionale Archeologico: metope from the Heraion alla Foce del Sele, possibly with Achilleus slaying Troilos on colonnade of Apollo’s temple in the Thymbraian sanctuary near Troy (for alternate interpretation as Orestes slaying Aigisthos, see Gantz p. 678)

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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, November 2021

 

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