Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Greece
DelphiLesche with paintings of PolygnotosIliupersis (Sack of Troy)
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroyPriam killed by NeoptolemusPriam killed in the temple of Apollo → Alone
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroyTrojan women taken prisonerCassandra → Ajax the Lesser denies having raped Cassandra
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroyTrojan women taken prisonerHelen → Recovered by Menelaus
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroyMiscellaneous
The War of Troy Main episodes The departure of the Greeks
LITERATURE
Ancient
PausaniasDescription of GreeceBook X: Phociscap. 25-31: Paintings by Polygnotos in Delphi
Further details
Amongst the numerous scenes (see captions) are, from left: Sinon and Anchialus with the body of Laomedon, death of Priam, oath of Ajax the Lesser that he had not raped Cassandra (both background), Trojan Horse, Menelaus and Helen departing with prisoners
ARTIST/CREATOR
Le Lorrain, Louis-Joseph (1715-1759) after Polygnotos of Thasos (active c475-450 BC)
DATE
1761
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Description de deux tableaux de Polygnote donnée par Pausanias, in: Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions et belles-Lettres, vol. 27, Paris, 1761, pp. 34-55, plate 1
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Gallica (digitised version)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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