Roman Sarcophagus

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published on 02 May 2013

A detail from a Roman sarcophagus in Procennesian marble depicting the Calydonian boar hunt from Greek mythology. The Greek hero Meleager attacks the boar with his spear while Artemis looks on. Provenance: Vicovaro, date unknown. (Capitoline Museums, Rome).


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Mark Cartwright
Mark holds an M.A. in Greek philosophy and his special interests include the Minoans, the ancient Americas, and world mythology. He loves visiting and reading about historic sites and transforming that experience into free articles accessible to all.

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