Penthesilea & Achilles

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 26 May 2013
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A detail from a 3rd century CE Roman sarcophagus showing the amazon Penthesilea and the Greek hero Achilles in a scene from the Trojan War. Achilles was said to have fallen in love with the amazon at the very moment he killed her with his spear. (Vatican Museums, Rome).

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, May 26). Penthesilea & Achilles. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1247/penthesilea--achilles/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Penthesilea & Achilles." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 26, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1247/penthesilea--achilles/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Penthesilea & Achilles." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 May 2013. Web. 14 Jun 2021.