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Visual aids: War With Troy, Episode 4

Below are a series of links and suggested activities for using visual aids to support the teaching of this episode.

  • [pdf] General battle scene
    Based on a Chalcidian vase by the Inscription Painter, c. 540 BC. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
    This confused scene is all limbs and weapons. In addition to the spears (which contribute so much to the composition) children will be able to pick out the plumed helmets, greaves (shin guards) and shields with prominent designs on the bosses. The shape of these shields here is more in keeping with the sixth century BC, when the vase was made, than the thirteenth century BC, when the Trojan War took place.

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