Thursday, November 11, 2010

Warrior of Nestor

A fresco from Pylos (the palace of Nestor). Is this a friendly soldier? Or perhaps an enemy? Late Bronze Age.

"The men of Pylos and Arene, and Thryum where is the ford of the river Alpheus; strong Aipy, Cyparisseis, and Amphigenea; Pteleum, Helos, and Dorium [...] These were commanded by Nestor, knight of Gerene, and with him there came ninety ships."

Homer - The Iliad II
Translated by S. Butler

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