Greek Vase Painting—“Death of Sarpedon”
Lecture no. 19 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Visit the fields of Troy as phalanxes of Greeks advance upon the Trojans. There, according to the Iliad, Sarpedon was killed by Patroclus, a scene memorialized in Euphronios’s red-figure vase painting. Learn how artists represented death and what techniques artists used to tell a coherent story on a round vase.