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Tabŭla Iliăca

A marble slab covered with figures in low-relief and inscriptions, ten inches high and eleven and a half inches wide, now in the Capitoline Museum at Rome. It was found in 1683 near the site of the ancient Bovillae, and gives scenes from the Ἰλίου Πέρσις of Stesichorus, the Iliad of Homer, the Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus, and the Little Iliad (Ἰλιὰς Μικρά) of Lesches of Pyrrha. Jahn supposes it to have been intended for use in schools, but it was more probably an ornamental panel forming part of a receptacle for books. It is reproduced in its actual state and also in a restoration in Schreiber's Atlas of Classical Antiquities (Engl. edition by Anderson), plates xcii. A and xciii., with a full description (London, 1895).

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