Images Relevant to the Iliad
Both ancient and modern renderings

Trojan War Lead-Up

The wedding of Thetis and Peleus. Greek bowl and stand, signed by Sophilos, about 580 BC. From the British Museum.


The judgment of Paris. Greek water jar, about 470 BC. From the Britsh Museum.


Helen and Paris. Greek jar, 350-340 BC. From the British Museum.


Abduction of Helen. Francesco Primaticcio, 1530-39


Iliad Characters


Evelyn de Morgan, 1898



Pierre-Claude-Francois Delrome (1783-1859)



Pierre-Claude-Francois Delrome (1783-1859)



François-Léon Benouville (1821-1859)


Iliad Scenes

Bresius taken from Achilles. Greek cup, about 480 BC. From the British Museum.


Briseis is brought to Agamemnon. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770).


Armor for Achilles. Greek jar, about 470 BC. From the British Museum.


Hector says goodbye to Andromache, 540 BC. From University of Wurzburg.


The return of Briseis. By Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1631. From the Detroit Institute of Arts.


Achilles fights Hector. Greek vase in the collection of the British Museum.


Achilles drags Hector's body from his chariot around the walls of Troy. Engraving by Johann Balthasar Probst (1673-1748). From the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.


Priam begs Achilles to return of Hector's body. Roman sarcophagus.


Andromache mourns Hector. By Jacques-Louis David, 1783. From the Paris Louvre.