Monday, July 12, 2010

Myths and Legends: Hector's Body Returned to Troy

Hector's Body Returned to Troy. To find out more about Hector, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Today's image shows the body of the Trojan hero Hector being taken back to Troy after King Priam went into the Greek camp and petitioned Achilles to let him have the body. The sculpture is from a sarcophagus of the late second century C.E. found in the Louvre.

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