Ancient Greek vase captures fiery moment of love and death | The Canberra Times

Ancient Greek mythology is full of rich, dark tales, brimming with themes of betrayal and revenge, and the love stories can be unsettling to the modern imagination. Today I will focus on one such love story depicted on one of the additional objects that the National Museum of Australia has negotiated to include in our latest exhibit, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes – a black figure amphora made by the master Attic potter Exekias.

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