Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Myths and Legends: Andromache, Hector and Astyanax

Andromache, Hector and Astyanax. To find out more about Hector and Andromache, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This vast painting shows the famous moment (immortalized in Book VI of Homer's Iliad) when the Trojan hero Hector prepares to go to battle and the sight of his plumed helmet frightens his young son Astyanax, sitting there in the lap of his mother Andromache.

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