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Alciato Emblem 28: Source in Greek Anthology 9.115 (trans Paton, III, 61)

On the Shield of Achilles

The son of Laertes gained by the unjust judgment of the Greeks the shield of Achilles that had drunk the blood of Hector. But when he suffered shipwreck the sea robbed him of it, and floated it ashore by the tomb of Ajax and not in Ithaca.