Friday, August 20, 2010

Myths and Legends: The Flight of Aeneas

The Flight of Aeneas. To find out more about Aeneas and his flight from Troy, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This painting by Lionello Spada shows the dramatic moment when Aeneas prepares to flee Troy, which has fallen to the Greeks. Aeneas is accompanied by his wife Creusa and his son Ascanius, and also his father Anchises whom he is carrying on his shoulders; Anchises, meanwhile, is carrying the family's household gods.

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