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Live and Let Die - in Greek Epic

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Duration: 0:12:42 | Added: 08 Feb 2016
Almut Fries explores the iconography of the black-figured wine jug in this TORCH Bite-Size talk at the Ashmolean Museum LiveFriday

The Attic black-figured wine jug illustrates a crucial scene from The Illiad, a tale in which heroism and villainy merge. This talk will explain the iconography of the vase painting (including the symbolism of the animal skins Dolon and Diomedes are wearing) and locate it in Greek mythical history – Homer and beyond

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