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

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Konon 26F1.34 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 201-2, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Servius, Scholia at Vergil, Aeneid 2.166 – Servii Grammatici qui feruntur in Vergilii Carmina commentarii: Aeneis, ed. G. Thilo and H. Hagen, vol. 1, pp. 247-49. Leipzig 1881.

Latin Text

Dionysios of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 1.69.3

Arctinus, however, says that only one Palladium was given by Zeus to Dardanus and that this remained in Ilium, hidden in the sanctuary, till the city was being taken; but that from this a copy was made, differing in no respect from the original, and exposed to public view, on purpose to deceive those who might be planning to steal it, and that the Achaeans, having formed such a plan, took the copy away.  Greek Text

Greek and English Text

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

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

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