The Greeks destroy Troy, then sail away until caught in gales. Sheltering off Thrace Achilles ghost demands human sacrifice.
Paintings from 1750 on didn’t show ‘Christian’ sibyls, but returned to their classical meaning. Then came Turner’s marvellous narrative landscapes.
Later painting of the Black Death and plague stressed the importance of divine intervention in limiting its spread.
Troy is sacked and burning, and its women being taken away as trophies. Two stories stress the horror, as a princess is sacrificed for fair winds, and a callous murder is avenged.