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HomerIliad CyclesMilan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Cod. F 205 Inf. (Ambrosian Iliad)19th-century engravings
HomerIliad Book I: Agamemnon has to return Chryseis to her father and takes instead Briseis, who had been promised to Achilles, causing his wrathvv. 44-52: Moved by Chryses's prayer, Apollo sends the plague over the Greeks
HomerIliad Book I: Agamemnon has to return Chryseis to her father and takes instead Briseis, who had been promised to Achilles, causing his wrathvv. 34-42: Chryses pray to Apollo for vengeance
HomerIliad Book I: Agamemnon has to return Chryseis to her father and takes instead Briseis, who had been promised to Achilles, causing his wrathv. 52: The Greek cremate the victims of the plague
HomerIliad Book I: Agamemnon has to return Chryseis to her father and takes instead Briseis, who had been promised to Achilles, causing his wrathvv. 54-67: Achilles summons the Greek princes and suggests to ask Calchas about the reason for the plague
Further details
At the top left Calchas outside a temple, then Apollo shooting the Greeks, at the bottom right cremation, at the top right Achilles (only feet visible) addressing the Greek princes. After the Ilias Ambrosiana, Constantinople or Alexandria late 5th - early 6th century
ARTIST/CREATOR
Milanese after Byzantine
DATE
1819
LOCATION
London, Warburg Institute
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Mai, AngeloIliadis fragmenta antiquissima cum picturis, Mediolani, 1819, plate 1
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