Catalogues of Ships
Catalogues of Ships
Penelaus, Leitus, Archesilaus, Prothoenor, Clonius
Minyan Orchomenus & Aspledon
Schedius, Epistrophus, Iphitus
Elephenor, Acamas, Demophon
Diomedes, Sthenelus, Euryalus
Argos & Tiryns
Mycenae & Corinth
Lacedaemon & Sparta
Pylus & Arene
Arcadia: Orchomenus, Pheneus, Tegea
Amphimachus. Thalpius, Diores, Polyxeinus
Buprasion, part of Elis
Dulchium, Echinean Isles
Achilles, Automedon, Neoptolemus
Pelasgian Argos, Alus, Alope, Trachis, Phthia
Podalirius, Machaon, Perithous
Polypoetes (Πολυποίτης), Leonteus (Λεοντεύς)
Agamemnon was the commander-in-chief of the Greek forces.
The Greek forces brought a total of 1227 ships to Troy.
Neoptolemus joined the Greek army after death of Achilles and Ajax.
Aeneas, Archelous, Acamas
Adrasteia, Apaesus, Tereia
Percote, Practius, Sestos, Abydos, Arisbe
Acamas, Peirous, Rhesus
Cytorus, Cromna, Aegialus
The Trojans and their allies were commanded by Hector, son of Priam and Hecuba. Aeneas was second-in-command.
The following forces joined the Trojans after Hector’s death.
Funeral Games of Patroclus
Achilles conducted the funeral games in honour of his beloved friend Patroclus. This scene take place in Book 23 of Homer’s
I have listed the sporting events, the competitors’ names and prizes won.
chariot race 1st: Diomedes
Woman skilled in crafts and a tripod (22 pints)
Six years old mare, pregnant with a mule
Kettle (4 pints)
2 talents of gold
Two-handed pan (Eumelus received a cuirass of Asteropaeus instead, out of pity, because he had crashed in the race. The two-handed pan (unclaimed prize) was given to Nestor.)
boxing 1st: Epeius
Mule, 6 years old
wrestling The match was drawn with 1 bout each to Odysseus and Ajax. Prizes were shared. (How do they share a cauldron and woman? Cut them in halves?)
Three-legged cauldron (worth 12 oxen)
Slave woman (worth 4 oxen)
foot-race 1st: Odysseus
2nd: Oilean Ajax
Mixing bowl of chase silver (6 pints)
Half talent of gold (Antiochus received another half talent)
armed combat Match was drawn between Diomedes and Ajax. Prizes were shared between them but Diomedes received the sword of Asteropaeus, for drawing first blood.
Sword of Asteropaeus (for the 1st to draw blood)
Armour, helmet shield and spear of Sarpedon
And a free meal at Achilles’ hut!
discus 1st: Polypoetes
2nd: Telamonian Ajax
Lump of pig iron (there was only one prize for this contest)
archery 1st: Meriones
10 double-headed axe heads
10 single-headed axe heads
javelin Achilles awarded Agamemnon the first prize without contest
Unused cauldron with floral pattern (worth an oxen)
The Trojan (Wooden) Horse was a stratagem devised by Odysseus to enter Troy with a small armed force. The plan was to open Troy’s gates, so they could bring the main body of the Greek army into the city. Odysseus was the leader of this company. Below was the list of selected Greek warriors who hid inside the Horse’s belly. (See the
Fall of Troy)
Note that Odysseus was forced to kill Anticlus inside the Wooden Horse, because Helen tried to trick the Greeks into revealing to the Trojans that there were men hidden in the belly of the Wooden Horse. Had Anticlus called out, all the warriors inside of the horse would have died.
Heroic Age | Trojan War