LRJE Heroic Code Gallery

How these super cool artefacts represent the heroic code of Ancient Greece.

King Agamemnon must give back his beloved Chryseis to her father, the priest of Apollo, in order to stop the plague. In exchange for his beloved, he took Briseis, the beloved of Achilles, in her place. This piece, entitled 'The Wrath of Achilles' shows the fury of Achilles of Agamemnon's taking his war-prize. In term of the heroic code, taking another's war-prize was extremely dishonourable to them, which was enhanced for it being public (as all could see Achilles' being shamed). The extent of his anger is response to his public shaming therefore goes to show the importance of the heroic code.
This water jar displays the gruesome scene of Achilles dragging the body of Hektor around the tomb of Petroklus. This is almost like a breach of the heroic code, as he is not properly honouring his fellow-warrior.
This gilded bronze statue of Hercules can be used to represent the heroic code as it glorifies a well-known Greek hero. He's portrayed a strong and powerful from his height and stature.
The storage jar displays the scene of The Aneid where Aeneas carries his father to safety. This is representative of the heroic code in the sense of the idea of being better than your father. 
This replica of the Shield of Achilles is representative of the heroic code as it displays the glory of fighting: it's been crafted delicately and precisely, using high-quality metal, and other's shields would pale in comparison. All this goes to show how Achilles was honoured above all others, which is fitting to the code as things such as armour, weaponry, spoils or war etc. were utilised in honouring heroes.
This wine cup displays the suicide of Ajax, of which was influenced by the Heroic code as his suicide was an attempt to regain his lost honour. The backstory to this is also relevant: that he killed cattle thinking they were Greek heroes who had denied him the armour of Achilles (having being sent mad by Athene to prevent him from killing actual people), also denotes the heroic code, as Ajax felt that he wasn't be honoured as he should be.
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