Diomedes, having slain Rhesus, councelled by Minerva to return to the grecian army.While unresolv'd the son of Tydeus stands, Pallas appears, and thus her chief commands. Illiad Book X.
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut
Odysseus and Diomedes, during the Trojan War, reach the Thracian encampment where Diomedes kills Rhesus's men. He murders twelve of Rhesus' cohorts and then Rhesus himself; Diomedes faces a moment of indecision, torn between killing more and escaping, but Athena appears to him and tells him to get on the chariot with Odysseus and escape. 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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