1) Vergil and Homer. 1) Vergil’s Aeneid was based on the works of Homer. Here we see(L - R) a plate showing Paris and Helen from the Iliad; a decorative Greek plate showing Achilles tending the wounds of Patroclus, his ally against the Trojans and close companion since childhood, wounded and killed ultimately by the Trojan Hector, whom Achilles then slew in revenge. The famous mosaic showing Vergil from Tunisia,(also shown on Tunisian dinar in exhibit); and the bust of Homer to the right.
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