Etruscan relief


Carole Raddato
published on 27 August 2016
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High terracotta Etruscan relief depicting scenes from the myth of the Seven Against Thebes. It decorated the back of the temple of the sanctuary at Pyrgi, 470-460 BCE. (National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, Rome)
'Seven Against Thebes' is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus, dating from 467 BCE. It is the classic statement of the myth of the battle for the city of Thebes after the shamed Oedipus relinquished power to his two sons, Eteocles and Polynices.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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