The Death of Achilleus (page 626, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Lactantius Placidus, scholia at Statius: Achilleis 1.134 – Lactantii Placidi qui dicitur commentarios in Statii Thebaida et commentarium in Achilleida 3, pp. 492-93, ed. R. Jahnke. Leipzig 1898.

Latin Text

Lactantius Placidus, scholia at Statius: Achilleis 1.269 – Lactantii Placidi qui dicitur commentarios in Statii Thebaida et commentarium in Achilleida 3, pp. 497-98, ed. R. Jahnke. Leipzig 1898.

Latin Text

Lactantius Placidus, scholia at Statius: Achilleis 1.480 – Lactantii Placidi qui dicitur commentarios in Statii Thebaida et commentarium in Achilleida 3, p. 501, ed. R. Jahnke. Leipzig 1898.

Latin Text

Servius, Scholia at Vergil: Aeneid 6.57 – Servii Grammatici qui feruntur in Vergilii Carmina commentarii: Aeneis, ed G Thilo and H Hagen, 2 , pp. 14-15. Leipzig 1898

Latin Text

Apollodoros, Epitome 5.3

Having chased the Trojans also, Achilles was shot with an arrow in the ankle by Alexander and Apollo at the Scaean gate.  Greek Text

Hyginus, Fabulae 107

After Hector’s burial, when Achilles was wandering along the ramparts of the Trojans and saying that he alone had reduced Troy, Apollo in anger, taking the form of Alexander Paris, struck him with an arrows on the heel which was said to be vulnerable, and killed him.  Latin Text

Athens, National Museum: Protocorinthian lekythos with kneeling Paris as archer ? (second from left) and Achilleus ? (in center, facing left) about to be struck in the shin by an arrow

H. L. Lorimer, “The Hoplite Phalanx with Special Reference to the Poems of Archilochus and Tyrtaeus,” Annual of the British School at Athens 42 (1947), p. 93 fig. 7

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Copenhagen, National Museum 14066: Pontic black-figure amphora by Paris Painter, with Achilleus, Hektor and Athena (Side A); and Trojan warrior, Achilleus and Paris aiming an arrow at Achilleus (Side B)

Side A, from L. Hannestad, The Paris Painter: An Etruscan Vase-Painter (1974), pls. 3-4a

Side B, from L. Hannestad, The Paris Painter: An Etruscan Vase-Painter (1974), pls. 4b-5

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Once Hope Collection (now lost): Chalkidian amphora with body of Achilleus, struck by two arrows, in center; over the body, Aias kills Glaukos as the latter attempts to drag body off with a rope; to the left, Athena and to the right, Paris fleeing while Aineias and other Trojans approach; in general view below, on far left, Sthenelos binding up wound of Diomedes

A. Rumpf, Chalkidische Vasen (1927) pl. 12 (detail of center)

A. Rumpf, Chalkidische Vasen (1927) pl. 12 (whole plate)

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Ruhr Universität S1060: Attic red-figure pelike by Niobid Painter with Paris shooting an arrow at Achilleus while Apollo gestures towards Achilleus; another already-released arrow descends towards Achilleus’ foot

Rendering from L. Steele and L. Alwa, Readings in Classical Mythology, p. 226

Digital LIMC

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

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Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, February 2022

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2023

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