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Scene of boxing and a duel

Scene of boxing and a duel

The southern slab of Tomb 12 from Andriuolo, a cemetery just beyond the north gate of Paestum. The slab depicts a boxing match and an even more violent duel between warriors. Dated to ca. 375-370 BC. Taken at the Archaeological Museum of Paestum.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

The shield of Achilles

The shield of Achilles

The description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad tells us much about what Homer’s views might have been on warfare and violence.

Written by Josho Brouwers