Diomedes kills Rhesus 

Etching with Diomedes killing Rhesus, Crispijn van de Passe (1613)

In a 17th-century etching, the Thracian king Rhesus is killed by the Achaean warrior Diomedes. Diomedes strikes his spear into the body of the now-dead Rhesus. Two of Diomedes' fellow soldiers can be seen on the left, and Odysseus steals the famous horses from the king of Thrace on the right. Troy's fortified city and the Achaean army can be faintly made out in the distance. The Latin definition of the scene is provided in the margin below.

Caption Etching with Diomedes killing Rhesus

Mythic people Odysseus (Hero), Diomedes (Hero) ,Rhesus (King)

Type Other

Artist/Creator Crispijn van de Passe (printmaker)

Origin Utrecht, Netherlands

Current position Rijksmuseum, Netherlands

Index number RP-P-OB-16.041

Dating 1613 AD


Ο Διομήδης σκοτώνει τον Ρήσο | Europeana

Diomedes doodt Rhesus, Crispijn van de Passe (I), 1613 - Rijksmuseum

Το ίδιο θέμα αποτυπώνεται σε έργο χαρακτικής του 1710 από τον Bernard Picart βλ. Diomedes kills Rhesus | Europeana

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