Achilles Holding Penthesilea

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 10 May 2019
Achilles Holding Penthesilea

Achilles holding the Amazon Queen Penthesilea, whom he fell in love with at the moment he killed her during the Trojan War.

Relief from the side of a sarcophagus, c. 180 CE, discovered in Thessaloniki, Greece. Louvre Museum, Paris, France (LP 2584, No usuel Ma 2119).


About the Author

Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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Crabben, J. V. D. (2019, May 10). Achilles Holding Penthesilea. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10519/

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Achilles Holding Penthesilea." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 10, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10519/.

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Achilles Holding Penthesilea." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 May 2019. Web. 18 Aug 2019.

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