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Death of Achilles Greek Amphora [Object of the Day #43]


By: Ann Brownlee

Two stories from the epic cycle of poems devoted to the Trojan War appear on this Attic black-figure amphora.  The Iliad and the Odyssey are the only surviving works from the cycle, but we also know something of the other poems, which carry on the story of the Trojan War and its aftermath.  For example, […]

Amphora from 490 BCE [Object of the Day #30]


By: Amy Ellsworth

This Attic red figure amphora was made around 490 BCE in the Greek city of Athens.  It was exported to the Etruscan city of Vulci (north of Rome), where it was found in the early 19th century CE.  Athens (and the surrounding region, Attica) was known for  iron-rich clay that was used in its characteristic Attic […]

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