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LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerIliad CyclesMilan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Cod. F 205 Inf. (Ambrosian Iliad)19th-century engravings
HomerIliad Book II: Agamemnon tests the spirit of the Greek by suggesting them to return, but eventually they go into battlevv. 303-330: Ulysses reminds the Greeks that, according to Calchas, a portent of a dragon killing nine birds in Aulis meant that Troy would only fall in the tenth year
Further details
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 12
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