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Death of Patroklos, sculpture from the metopes of the Temple of Hera I, Foce del Sele (Paestum), c. 550 BCE

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This drawing represents the sculpture that is the oldest known image directly inspired by Homer. The scene is the death of Patroklos, who is stabbed from behind while clutching a piece of armor.


Image in the public domain.

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Public Domain