Flaxman_Ilias_1793.River god Scamander fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War (Iliad XX, 73/74; XXI),after the Greek hero Achilles insulted him.Scamander was also said to have attempted to kill Achilles three times,and the hero was only saved due to the intervention of Hera, Athena and Hephaestus.He is the personification of the Scamander River that flowed from Mount Ida across the plain beneath the city of Troy.The battles with the Trojans were fought on the plain of…

Archaeoethnologica: O Imaginario da Água na Antiguidade / The Imaginary of the Water in Antiquity - Photo: Achilles fight with the Escamandros

Polydamus attempting to stop Hector attacking the Greeks, from John Flaxman's Iliad

Polydamus attempting to stop Hector attacking the Greeks, from John Flaxman's Iliad

"Hypocrites" John Flaxman, 1807, from The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

"Hypocrites" John Flaxman, from The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

Maidens playing Music.  John Flaxman.  English, 18th cent. drawing 117x223 mm. by tony harrison, via Flickr

Maidens playing Music. John Flaxman. English, 18th cent. drawing 117x223 mm. by tony harrison, via Flickr

Demodocus : narrates the quarrel of Odysseus and Achilles; the love of Ares and Aphrodite; the Trojan Horse in Book 8

Demodocus : narrates the quarrel of Odysseus and Achilles; the love of Ares and Aphrodite; the Trojan Horse in Book 8

'A herald put the beautifully wrought lyre in the hands  of Phemios, who sang for the suitors, because they made him.  He played his lyre and struck up a fine song. Meanwhile  Telemachos talked to Athene of the grey eyes.'    Phemios entertains the suitors  Engraving and etching on paper  John Flaxman  1805  Tate Gallery

'A herald put the beautifully wrought lyre in the hands of Phemios, who sang for the suitors, because they made him. He played his lyre and struck up a fine song. Meanwhile Telemachos talked to Athene of the grey eyes.' Phemios entertains the suitors Engraving and etching on paper John Flaxman 1805 Tate Gallery

After John Flaxman The Meeting of Ulysses and Penelope 1805

After John Flaxman The Meeting of Ulysses and Penelope 1805

Saturno y sus hijos, 1794. John FLAXMAN (1755 –  1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of funerary monuments.

Saturno y sus hijos, 1794. John FLAXMAN (1755 – 1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of funerary monuments.

John Flaxman, Compositions From the Works Days and Theogony of Hesiod, copy 1, 1817 (Collection of Robert N. Essick): electronic edition

John Flaxman, Compositions From the Works Days and Theogony of Hesiod, copy 1817 (Collection of Robert N.

John Flaxman, Compositions From the Works Days and Theogony of Hesiod, copy 1, 1817 (Collection of Robert N. Essick): electronic edition

John Flaxman, Compositions From the Works Days and Theogony of Hesiod, copy 1817 (Collection of Robert N.

1857 JOHN FLAXMAN STEEL ENGRAVING DANTE'S INFERNO THE VALE OF DISEASE #Expressionism

1857 john flaxman steel engraving dante's inferno the vale of disease

1857 JOHN FLAXMAN STEEL ENGRAVING DANTE'S INFERNO THE VALE OF DISEASE #Expressionism

John Flaxman, Compositions From the Works Days and Theogony of Hesiod, copy 1, 1817 (Collection of Robert N. Essick): electronic edition

John Flaxman, Compositions From the Works Days and Theogony of Hesiod, copy 1817 (Collection of Robert N.

Omero invoca le Muse  "Cantami, o Diva, del Pelide Achille l'ira funesta..." ( libro I 1-2).

John Flaxman's illustration of Homer invoking the Muse: "Sing to me, oh Godess, about the ferocious anger of Achilles Pelides.

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