Penthesileia and Memnon (page 623, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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♦ Berlin, Antikensammlungen F1147: Middle Corinthian column krater with Achilleus fighting Memnon

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Korinth Museum C-1972-149: Late Corinthian column krater fragments with Achilleus and Memnon fighting over body of Antilochos

C.K. Williams et al., “Corinth, 1972: The Forum Area,” Hesperia 42.1 (1973), pl. 3, no. 12B.

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Florence, Museo Archeologico 4210: fragmentary Chalcidian black-figure neck-amphora with Memnon and Achilleus fighting over body of Antilochos in presence of their mothers Eos (on the left) and Thetis (on the right); name and traces of Automedon, charioteer of Achilleus (on far right)

A. Rumpf, Chalkidische Vasen (1927) pl. 1

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London, Christie’s Sale July 6, 2016 (once private collection in Athens, now private collection in Germany): fragmentary Tyrrhenian black-figure neck-amphora with combat of Memnon and Achilleus over body of Phokos (named); behind Memnon on the left, Eos and Hector; behind largely missing Achilleus on the right, Thetis and Diomedes

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Beazley Archive Pottery Database (no image)

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Throne of Apollo at Amyklai (known through Pausanias’ description and modern reconstructions)

Pausanias Description of Greece 3.18.12:

There is wrought also the single combat of Achilles and Memnon (original Greek).

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Reconstruction of whole throne by A. Furtwängler, from J.G. Frazer, Pausanias’s Description of Greece, vol. III, Commentary (2nd ed. 1913), p. 352

Chest of Kypselos from temple of Hera at Olympia (known through Pausanias’ description and modern reconstructions)

Pausanias Description of Greece 5.19.1:

Achilles and Memnon are fighting; their mothers stand by their side (original Greek).

Detail of combat between Achilles and Memnon in presence of their mothers, from reconstruction of chest of Kypselos (lost monument once in temple of Hera, Olympia) by W. von Massow, “Die Kypseloslade,” Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung vol. 41 (1916), pl. 1.

Agrigento, Museo Civico C307: terracotta altar from Agrigento, with Memnon fighting Achilleus over the body of Antilochos in presence of their mothers

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

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