Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book XXII: Punishment of the suitors and unfaithful servantsvv. 187-193: Melantheus, who supplied the suitors with arms, is bound and hung by his wrists
HomerOdyssey Book XXII: Punishment of the suitors and unfaithful servantsvv. 204-238: Minerva appears and gives Ulysses courage for the fight against the suitors
Further details
At the left Eumaeus and Philoetius overwhelm Melantheus and bind him, on the left they suspend Melantheus (apparently upside down), between Minerva adressing Ulysses
ARTIST/CREATOR
Hellenistic
DATE
2nd century BC
LOCATION
Berlin, Antikensammlung (Pergamonmuseum and Altes Museum) (inv. 3161 n)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Homerische Becher, F├╝nfzigstes Programm zum Winckelmannsfeste, Berlin 1890, pp. 1-22, p. 8
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