Badass of the Week: Hector of Troy | My biggest literary crush EVER.

Badass of the Week: Hector of Troy | My biggest literary crush EVER.

Old Anchises exchanges a glance with his former lover Aphrodite as Aeneas carries him from burning Troy. From the Getty Villa Museum. http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/11740/attributed-to-leagros-group-attic-black-figure-neck-amphora-greek-attic-about-510-bc/?dz=0.4596,0.6237,1.82

Old Anchises exchanges a glance with his former lover Aphrodite as Aeneas carries him from burning Troy. From the Getty Villa Museum. http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/11740/attributed-to-leagros-group-attic-black-figure-neck-amphora-greek-attic-about-510-bc/?dz=0.4596,0.6237,1.82

Detail showing Queen Penthesilea and King Priam of Troy, from a tapestry with Scenes of the War of Troy, 1475-1490. Museum no.6-1887

Detail showing Queen Penthesilea and King Priam of Troy, from a tapestry with Scenes of the War of Troy, 1475-1490. Museum no.6-1887

Given its central role in Ancient Greek culture, various poignant moments in Homer's The Iliad can be found on the drinking cups, water jars, mixing bowls, vases, plates, jugs, friezes, mosaics, and frescoes of ancient art. Each depiction dramatizes an event in the epic poem in a different way (sometimes inaccurately).

Given its central role in Ancient Greek culture, various poignant moments in Homer's The Iliad can be found on the drinking cups, water jars, mixing bowls, vases, plates, jugs, friezes, mosaics, and frescoes of ancient art. Each depiction dramatizes an event in the epic poem in a different way (sometimes inaccurately).

.One of the Earliest Images of Someone Reading a Papyrus Roll 440 BCE – 435 BCE

.One of the Earliest Images of Someone Reading a Papyrus Roll 440 BCE – 435 BCE

Agamemnon - Wikipédia  sceptre de Pelops forgé par Hephaistos

Agamemnon - Wikipédia sceptre de Pelops forgé par Hephaistos

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