Briseis lamenting the death of Patroclus.Prone on the body fell the heav'nly fair, Beat her sad breast, and tore her golden hair. Illiad Book XIX.
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut.
Briseis, the Queen in Asia Minor at the time of the Trojan War. Here she laments and mourns over the death of Patroclus. Homer's Illiad, the ancient Greek epic poem; set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy, by a coalition of Greek states. It tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
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