The Last Events before the Sack (page 645, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Stockholm, Medelhavsmuseum 1963.1: Attic red-figure by the Tyszkiewicz Painter with Diomedes and Odysseus, each with Palladion, and Athena intervening

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Paris, Louvre K36: Apulian red-figure oinochoe with Athena, Odysseus with Palladion, Diomedes with Palladion, and crowned woman with torch?


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Dionysos of Samos 15F3 apud Clement of Alexandria, Protreptikos 4.47.6 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 178-79, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957. 

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Pausanias, Description of Greece 1.28.9

It is reported that after the capture of Troy Diomedes was returning home with his fleet when night overtook them as in their voyage they were off Phalerum. The Argives landed, under the impression that it was hostile territory, the darkness preventing them from seeing that it was Attica. Thereupon they say that Demophon, he too being unaware of the facts and ignorant that those who had landed were Argives, attacked them and, having killed a number of them, went off with the Palladium. An Athenian, however, not seeing before him in the dark, was knocked over by the horse of Demophon, trampled upon and killed. Whereupon Demophon was brought to trial, some say by the relatives of the man who was trampled upon, others say by the Argive commonwealth.  Greek Text

b Scholia at Homer, Iliad 6.311 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem vol. 3, pp. 302-3, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1877.

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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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