Memnon, Black Protégé Athenian philosopher Herodes Atticus



Black figure from Greek and Roman antiquity. Memnon was a pupil and protégé of well-known Athenian entrepreneur and philosopher Herodes Atticus,

who was given the sobriquet "Memnon" in reference to the Trojans' Ethipian ally and taker of Achilles' beloved Briseis, the great Agamemnon of Homer's Iliad. Philostratus and other sources record the extreme grief manifested by Herodes upon the early death of Memnon.

Adding an Ancient Face to a Famous Name:  Bust of Memnon (


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