Jacques-Louis David’s eighteenth-century grand study Les Combats de Diomède (commonly known in English as The Combat of Diomedes), is a visceral, large-scale depiction of the Geek hero Diomedes’ martial exploits, and to an extent, of the setup of the entire Trojan War. Diomedes (or Diomede), was regarded as one of the greatest warriors in Greek mythology, second only to Achilles. The events of the Trojan War, immortalized in Homer’s epic poem Iliad, are generally dated by modern Hellenology at around 1200 BCE.
• Trojan War, 18th-century drawing by Jacques-Louis David, 1776, ink, chalk & washes
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