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Homer and a German Stamp with the Ilias (the German word for Iliad, here a work of J. H. Voss)

Helen, the wife of Menelaos abducted by Paris the son of Priam. Helen was the daughter of Leda and her father was Zeus (who visited Leda in the form of a swan)

The heroes of the Iliad

Achilles wearing a so-called composite cuirass, image from a 460-450 BC red figure amphora (the artist is the so-called Achilles Painter), Vatican Museum. Why does Achilles needs a cuirass or any protection armor? Is his body not completely protected after a bath in the Styx river?

Hector takes the armor from his parents Priam and Hecuba

The Trojan hero Hector and brother of Paris versus the Greek Ajax, the son of Telamon

Achilles binding the wounds of his friend Patroclus, the son of Menoetius, from a c. 500 BC kylix cup (now in a Museum in Berlin Germany), Sosias Painter, Patroclus wearing a cap used to make the wearing of the helmet more comfortable. Interior and Side View . Patroclos killed later by Hector


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