Aeneas carrying Anchises.
Attic black-figure oinochoe, ca. 520–510 BC. Painter of Louvre F 118 (eponymous vase).
In book II of the Aeneid, at the end of the Trojan War and the fall of Troy, Anchises wishes to stay and die in his city. Aeneas refuses to abandon his father, and later flees the burning Troy with Anchises on his shoulders. 
Segment from Virgil’s the Aeneid (II.857–863):

Did you suppose, my father,
That I could tear myself away and leave you?
Unthinkable; how could a father say it?
Now if it pleases the powers about that nothing
Stand of this great city; if your heart
Is set on adding your own death and ours
To that of Troy, the door’s wide open for it.

Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Bibi Saint-Pol.

Aeneas carrying Anchises.

Attic black-figure oinochoe, ca. 520–510 BC. Painter of Louvre F 118 (eponymous vase).

In book II of the Aeneid, at the end of the Trojan War and the fall of Troy, Anchises wishes to stay and die in his city. Aeneas refuses to abandon his father, and later flees the burning Troy with Anchises on his shoulders. 

Segment from Virgil’s the Aeneid (II.857–863):

Did you suppose, my father,

That I could tear myself away and leave you?

Unthinkable; how could a father say it?

Now if it pleases the powers about that nothing

Stand of this great city; if your heart

Is set on adding your own death and ours

To that of Troy, the door’s wide open for it.

Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Bibi Saint-Pol.

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