The Death of Talos

<jats:p>In <jats:italic>Clio Medica</jats:italic> 7 (1972) 1 ff. D. Gourevitch published an article (which I have not seen) on ‘Les représentations des soins donnés a Philoctète’. Among these the author included the picture on an Attic red-figure column-krater in Salerno. The next...

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Journal Title: The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Authors and Corporations: Robertson, Martin
In: The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 97, 1977, p. 158-160
Type of Resource: E-Article
Language:English
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Cambridge University Press (CUP)
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Summary: <jats:p>In <jats:italic>Clio Medica</jats:italic> 7 (1972) 1 ff. D. Gourevitch published an article (which I have not seen) on ‘Les représentations des soins donnés a Philoctète’. Among these the author included the picture on an Attic red-figure column-krater in Salerno. The next year Albin Lesky republished the pictures with a new interpretation: the death of Talos, the brazen giant who guarded Crete and was destroyed by the Argonauts with Medea's help. It has since been published again, for the first time officially, by the excavator, G. ďHenry, who gives the correct provenance: Montesarchio (the ancient Caudium), near Benevento. He reverts to the interpretation as Philoctetes on Lemnos. I know the vase only from these publications, none of which illustrates or describes the picture on the back of the vase, but it is not likely that this is iconographically relevant or interesting. One detail as well as the general view of the main picture is given by Lesky (after Gourevitch).</jats:p>
Physical Description: 158-160
ISSN: 0075-4269
2041-4099