Treatment of this 6th century BC black-figure vase and its depiction of the myth of Achilles and Penthesilea. Discusses Greek vase painting in general and also compares the work with other treatments of the myth. Argues that the vase of Exekias shows the importance of myths in the lives of ancient Greeks and also represents the shift toward humanism which was occurring at the time. 30 pages, 68 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.
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