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The Trojan War Achilles and Ajax

The Trojan War Achilles and Ajax

Credit: Beazley Archive, <http: //www. beazley. ox. ac. uk/> Museum: Vatican City Size: 61

Credit: Beazley Archive, <http: //www. beazley. ox. ac. uk/> Museum: Vatican City Size: 61 cm. (amphora, signed by Exekias as both maker and painter) Function: storage and display Technique: black-figure Style: Mature black-figure Subject/s: Ajax and Achilles, seated on low stools, lean forward playing a board game that the helmeted Achilles is winning: tesara (four) is written beside his head, tri (three) by Ajax's. Date: later 6 th c. B. C.

The Trojan War • Paris awards the golden apple to Aphrodite, who promised him

The Trojan War • Paris awards the golden apple to Aphrodite, who promised him the most beautiful woman • Paris is reunited with his royal parents • Paris visits Sparta and elopes with Helen • Menelaus seeks help from his brother King Agamemnon to gather the Greek armies to get Helen back

Achilles • Son of Peleus and Thetis • Mightiest of the Greeks in the

Achilles • Son of Peleus and Thetis • Mightiest of the Greeks in the Trojan War Reading packet: p. 280 – Achilles in disguise

Reading packet: 28182 Briseis is led from Achilles’ tent to Agamemnon’s

Reading packet: 28182 Briseis is led from Achilles’ tent to Agamemnon’s

Ajax Reading packet: p. 287 – Hector vs. Ajax After Achilles, Ajax son of

Ajax Reading packet: p. 287 – Hector vs. Ajax After Achilles, Ajax son of Telamon was the mightiest of the Greek heroes in the Trojan War. Ajax was a huge man, head and shoulders larger than the other Greeks, enormously strong but somewhat slow of speech. Credit: Encyclopedia Mythica, <pantheon. org>

Reading packet: p. 288 -290: Embassy to Achilles Reading packet: p. 291 -292: Achilles

Reading packet: p. 288 -290: Embassy to Achilles Reading packet: p. 291 -292: Achilles vs. Hector Vase: Achilles slays the queen of the Amazons, Penthesilea Reading packet: p. 293: Death of Achilles

Reading packet: p. 294: Death of Ajax

Reading packet: p. 294: Death of Ajax