Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book XXII: Punishment of the suitors and unfaithful servantsvv. 330-356: The singer Phemius begs for mercy and is spared at Telemachus's behest
HomerOdyssey Book XXII: Punishment of the suitors and unfaithful servantsvv. 357-374: The herald Medon, hidden in a cow's skin, crawls out and begs Telemachus for mercy
HomerOdyssey Book XXII: Punishment of the suitors and unfaithful servantsvv. 310-329: The seer Leiodes asks for mercy and is killed by Ulysses
Further details
At the left Medon still half-covered in a cowskin asking for mercy, in the centre death of Leiodes, at the right Phemius with his lyre
ARTIST/CREATOR
Hellenistic
DATE
2nd century BC
LOCATION
Berlin, Antikensammlung (Pergamonmuseum and Altes Museum) (inv. 3161 r, lost in World War II)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Homerische Becher, F├╝nfzigstes Programm zum Winckelmannsfeste, Berlin 1890, pp. 1-22, p. 14
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