Ever wonder where Amphimachus was born? Now is your chance to catch up on Homer’s Iliad.

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A map for the questions you never thought you had: Where was Automedon, charioteer of Achilles, born? And where did Chromius, son of Priam, perish?

Making the homerrounds of the social media today is this map of all the characters of Homer‘s Iliad, including the walk-ons and bit-players. We thought we’d join in the fun.

I’m told that some of the locations are wrong – feel free to weigh in with your corrections. Here’s a big omission: where are the wimmen folk? The map comes to us courtesy of Wikimedia.

I note, with some satisfaction, that Delos, part of the Greek Cyclades, is shown – that is the place of Mount Cynthus, birthplace of Artemis, and our namesake.


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2 Responses to “Ever wonder where Amphimachus was born? Now is your chance to catch up on Homer’s Iliad.”

  1. George Says:

    The women folk: well, Chryseis, who more or less starts off the action, is from somewhere within a day’s sail of Troy, one gathers. And Cassandra, who gets almost the last word, is from Troy. If the Agamemnon and Menelaus are from Argos and Sparta, then Helen is from Sparta, too. But without pulling the Iliad from the shelves, that’s about the best I can do.

  2. Cynthia Haven Says:

    And Briseis. And Polyxena. And Andromache… All I can think of on a busy morning. Thanks for checking in, George.

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