The Last Events before the Sack (page 644, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Leningrad/St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum 649 (St 830): Attic red-figure cup by Makron (painter) with Diomedes and Odysseus, both carrying a Palladion, in a dispute with swords drawn (side A below)

Side A (top): Diomedes with Palladion, Demophon (son of Theseus), Agamemnon, Phoinix, Akamas (son of Theseus) and Odysseus with Palladion

Side B (bottom): Achaian leaders assembled to resolve dispute shown on side A?

Interior (center): Theseus and his mother Aithra (at Troizen?; see also Gantz, p. 297)

Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall’Instituto di corrispondenza archeologica 6 (1857) pl. 22

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Digital LIMC

For a discussion of the decoration of the whole cup, see R. von den Hoff, “Theseus and Aithra! A Forgotten Fragment and an Old Problem,” in Approaching the Ancient Artifact (2014), pp. 69-76

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

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