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Achille immobile : la lyre et le bouclier

Abstract : This paper discusses the role of objects around Achilles in the Embassy episode. In the Iliad, Achilles plays the lyre, where as in Attic vase painting, he is wrapped in his himation, and his shield or his helmet are often hanging in the field. It is argued that these objects are not just settings but significant terms that qualify Achilles’ mood. It is not necessarily an echo of Aeschylus Myrmidons, but rather a pictorial strategy.
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François Lissarrague. Achille immobile : la lyre et le bouclier. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2018, Dossier : Place aux objets ! Présentification et vie des artefacts en Grèce ancienne, pp.125-138. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.5667⟩. ⟨halshs-02113767⟩



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